CyberStalking Awareness is geared towards those of you who have found yourselves the online victim of someone you know in real life and those of you trying to prevent yourselves from being targets in the future. It's for those of you who haven't changed your passwords in a while and who have no idea what MFA is. It's for Gen X'ers and older who still think in analog and who are having a miserable time in the digital age.
Cyberstalking Awareness is especially for those of us who are just starting to realize that predators have evolved and who want to stay one step ahead. It's definitely designed for anyone who has been the target of an iPredator and who feels alone, unheard and unsupported, and for anyone who wants to support someone they love and learn how to protect themselves. We're entering a whole new age in terms of human psychology. We've got a whole lot to learn.
If you've been the victim of someone online, you probably have a lot of questions. The main one I had was: How do cyberstalking targets keep themselves safe online, get the stalker out of their accounts, understand what's happening when new tactics are tried, put patterns together, install security protocols, document everything from four different devices and thirty-four accounts and put it all together in a cohesive package, along with proof that they're not crazy while enduring a blitzkrieg of harassment designed to keep them so busy that they can’t even sleep for six months straight?
9 out of 10 cyberstalking victims knows the assailant in some way. Opportunities and methods for physical stalking are abundant; cyberstalking does not just occur online. Its effects are mostly felt in the mind. Stalkers have more access to their victims than every before. All someone really needs is a password, email and phone number to wreak havoc. Imagine what they can do if they have the system admin password for your laptop. It needs to become common knowledge that this technology is inexpensive and readily available.
Most cyberstalking targets are never believed or validated and sadly, many of them seriously contemplate suicide. We've got to be able to stop a malicious predator from seeing us online and from having any window into our life and few can show us how. We at Cyberstalking Awareness hope that our journeys can help guide you on your path to cyber health and freedom and are looking forward to joining forces with you.
Cyberstalking Awareness has partnered with Dr. Nuccitelli of iPredator to bring you informative information about cyberstalking and the evolution of iPredators. The opinions in these videos do not necessarily reflect those of Cyberstalking Awareness, iPredator.Inc or our affiliates and partners.
Cyberstalking Awareness is constantly evolving and expanding. We hope to soon have quizzes, risk assessments, information for advocates and law enforcement, and more. Our first mission is to help raise awareness so that we're met with less resistance and more belief when we come forward. If some one you love is struggling to understand what you're going through, or if you need more understanding it yourself, see if you can find some help here.
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CyberStalking Awareness is geared towards those of you who have found yourselves the online victim of someone you know in real life and those of you trying to prevent yourselves from being targets in the future.
It's for those of us who haven't changed our passwords in a while. It's for those of us who are just starting to realize that predators have evolved and who want to stay one step ahead. It's definitely designed for anyone who has been the target of an iPredator and who feels alone, unheard and unsupported.
If you're in the online dating world, there are critical steps you should be taking with your tech and devices before any of those strangers step foot into your home. If your soon-to-be ex husband is an abusive narcissist you're going to have to know a lot more than someone in a secure relationship and you’ll need to protect yourself in advance. If you want to go to the police, you've got to make sure you're completely safe first. You need to know the right time to go to the police, what to say so that they take you seriously and what you’re going to need to bring with you.
The administrative burden of being cyberstalked is not even acknowledged. Targets have no idea where to start, spending hundreds of fruitless hours on the phone with companies who can’t help because doing so would admit culpability and thousands of dollars on new equipment and subscriptions. Dealing with cyber harassment and the after effects of losing access to your accounts, changing your numbers several times and missing monthly payments can become a full time job and leaves many bankrupt and even permanently disabled. When the password to every account you’ve ever created is in the hands of someone who means to drive you insane, it’s pretty short work.
Being stalked and cyberstalked at the same time by someone who used to share your bed and might even have a key to your house could possibly be the most terrifying experience you'll ever have. Very few people know the right thing to do or even say. A lot of them don't even believe us. Getting support is ridiculously difficult. What do you even ask for?
Where do you start? Is it possible you're actually just going crazy?
This site is for those of you recovering, those of you struggling, those of you looking to improve your cyber health and any one looking for support and empowerment. We're aiming to answer a lot of your questions and help guide you through the physical, emotional and intellectual aspects of recovering from psychological abuse. Make no doubt about it, you are not crazy and if your ex partner or someone you know is stalking and/or cyberstalking you, it is not only psychological abuse, it is criminal harassment.
Proving your ex is behind a calculated criminal attack against you in cyber space is totally doable if you do the right things. Finding out what those right things are is another story. You'll likely find that having proof means nothing and your own healing and protection is up to you. Do you have any idea how much proof they need for a search warrant for a device? You ain't got it, sister--especially if your iPredator is adept at blackmailing the right officials or knows how to spoof emails. It could be that justice is not found in the way you're expecting. In many criminal harassment cases, justice is simply the victim, or target as we like to call ourselves, rising above what has happened to them, protecting themselves and then kicking ass at life.
Stories and contributions from anyone who wants to share are warmly welcome. If you provide support to victims of stalking or cyberstalking, please join our alliance. It's our mission to bring everyone together because none of us can do this alone.
You are very welcome here. We believe you. You are not crazy and you are no longer alone.
iPredator brings us some of the facts about cyberstalking, the different types of stalkers and some of the tactics you might encounter along the way.