According to Pew Research Center, young women face vastly higher rates of online harassment in two of its most intense, dangerous and emotionally disruptive forms: sexual harassment and stalking.
26% of young women told Pew that they have been stalked online compared to 7% of young men and 25% of women reported that they have been sexually harassed compared to 13% of young men.
“One thing we do know is that women take harassment more seriously than men. 38% of women reported that their harassment was "extremely or very upsetting," while only 17% of harassed men felt the same. This is perhaps another clue that women are facing more extreme harassment than men.”
I can certainly vouch for those statistics. Being harassed, stalked, and even sexually harassed is easy since all your perpetrator needs these days is a tablet, phone, or computer.
Guys today think it's cute when they send a picture of their junk to a woman via social media. I don't know how many men have sent me pictures thinking that it was a “come-on” when in fact it is the most lewd and disgusting way for a man to attract a woman. But see, today guys think this is the what women want because women read books like, “50 Shades of Grey.”
I'm not saying that erotica is bad. A bad attempt at erotica is exactly what that book was. Men watch porn at a high rate, more than women do.Menare 543% more likely to look at porn than females. 88% of scenes contained acts of physical aggression, and 49% of scenes contained verbal aggression. No wonder men think this is an acceptable way to go after women and talk to them; their minds are filled with lies! (Information collected by Internet Accountability and Filtering)
Being stalked online is not fun. If you read my book, “Victim No More,” you know how I was single-out by a group of women (yes, grown women) as they tried to pull me part in every different direction all because I wanted to date and was interested in a guy who covers their favorite baseball team for a newspaper. How juvenile. The guy was coward and didn't even reach out to me to help me, so it was a plus to never have dated him in the first place!
First off, people need to remember that any information you provide on the Internet, even to trusted or popular sites, is potentially susceptible to hackers. Don't be so open to give out your personal information. You then set yourself up for being stalked in person.
On Facebook you can block people from ever seeing your posts, pictures, and contacting you. On Twitter all you can do is block people from contacting you but they can still see your posts and pictures. If you have to, contact the websites and contact your local police department as well.
Remember, do not blame yourself if you are being stalked – YOU are not causing it.