It has been revealed that the majority of British cyberstalking victims are harassed on social networking sites such as Facebook as opposed to through emails and text messages.
365 British victims took part in the study and half of those surveyed said that the person harassing them was either unknown or a total stranger.
Authors of the study are pushing for social networking sites to sign up to a code of ethics and complaints procedure which will outline how to deal with any threats and abuse.
Professor Carsten Maple from the University of Bedfordshire believes there needs to be a clear process of reporting harassment so that the site in question must respond within a certain number of days.
One of the reports co-authors Dr Emma Short, has said that they were amazed by just how traumatised some of the study respondents were, with victims…Read more