Digital Abuse

Digital abuse is the use of the internet or a phone to threaten, control or monitor you. Digital abuse can be hard to recognise and get help for but it can have a serious effect on your life. Digital abuse usually happens with other forms of domestic abuse.

Digital abuse is when your partner or ex-partner:

  • Sends you abusive messages by text, email, phone call and social media
  • Sends you explicit and violent images and videos
  • Monitors your internet use
  • Insists that you give them your passwords to your email or your social media accounts
  • Subjects you to image-based sexual abuse by:
    • secretly recording you
    • sharing or threatening to share intimate images of you without their consent
    • Blackmailing you into sending intimate images
  • Uses technology to track your movements and activities

Learn more about online safety here.