1 in 5 Americans Experience Cyber Stalking
The National Cyber Security Alliance and McAfee released a shocking statistic this January, stating that one in five Americans experience a type of cyber stalking. January is the Annual Stalking Awareness month and in response to that, a survey was completed to show that about 20% of Americans have been affected by a form of cyber stalking. Cyber stalking can take the form of constant emails, constant contact in Facebook, Twitter, etc.
It’s also important to know that not only adults are affected by cyber stalking. Cyber stalking can also happen with young teenagers online. That’s why it’s crucial for parents to keep an eye on what their kids are doing online. You should have certain restrictions.
With all the media that is available online today such as pictures and videos on Facebook, photos and videos on Twitter, videos on YouTube, and more it’s allowing stalkers more and more room to enter the lives of others unwillingly.
When the National Cyber Security Alliance and McAfee completed the survey, they found that 17% of Americans have been affected by identity theft, data theft, online stalking, online bullying, or online fraud. And 29% stated that they know of someone who’s been affected by this type of crime.
Most people don’t even worry about it because they consider cyber stalking to be unreal and more targeted toward celebrities. However, cyber crime can take many forms such as online bullying through any online medium, identify theft, data theft online, and more.
Do you think you are a victim of some form of cyber crime? Feel free to contact us to find out more information on how we can help you find out what’s going on and how to resolve your online issues.