There are millions of websites out there, and everyday more and more people are utilizing the internet for their benefit. When I became the victim of an internet crime by an anonymous cyberstalker, I was horrified. How could a technology so great (like the internet) backfire and hurt me? All my life I saw it as a positive thing: expanding my career, my expertise, knowledge, connecting people together, bringing things to my finger tips. For weeks I did not know what to do, or where to look for help. I became a paranoid, sick person who wanted the entire vast and wide internet to disappear as quickly as the click of a button.
It was difficult enough that the person did not have to be physically in my house, yet their anonymous presence was overbearing and overpowering my every single thought. But because I was knowledgeable enough in the Internet and how it worked, I was able to take my life back, slowly but surely, I told myself, I would not rest until I find this cyberstalker and confront them. Afterall, I am sure they had been dying to see me in real life.
As it turns out, the cyberstalker was someone who was actually a person who I had a casual working relationship with in the past. I actually thought this person was harmless, nice, intelligent, and did not think twice that it could be the person cyberlessly stalking me! What goes on in peoples minds, is scarey and mysterious. How could I ever trust again? But I realize that, all the signs had been there all along, perhaps it took a lot more for me to see it, and realize that. Soon all the things started coming together the more I thought about it, the person’s words, subtle actions –my subtleness in telling people where I was at, what I was doing, who I was hanging out with last weekend, who I was talking to, even what I was eating, what restaurant. It was as subtle as changing my status on Facebook, or Myspace. Although I made sure only my ‘friends’ were able to see my information and profile and private photographs, I was naive to think that anyone who requested to be my friend would actually want to ‘be my friend’ and post me nice comments on my profile page!
In an effort to help others who encounter the similar experiences with cyberstalking, or perhaps to prevent cyberstalking in the future, this website was created as an aid to guide others on dealing with cyberstalking, tracking a cyberstalker’s activity, preventing a cyberstalker from doing more harm, whether emotionally, mentally or physically; and to empower people to use technology to their advantage for the betterment of humankind.
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