Broadly Unfollow Me
The police officers took my hand, and asked: “Is your daughter Emily a student at the University of Aberdeen?” They told me she had taken her own life. I can honestly say that our world descended into complete darkness.
Using British Freedom of Information laws, Broadly obtained the number of women killed by partners, ex-partners, or stalkers in south Wales in a three year period, despite reporting them to police.
When so many of your social interactions are conducted online, it can be particularly complicated to evade a stalker.
This month, Broadly's Unfollow Me series investigates domestic violence and stalking at universities across the UK.
Through FOI requests, Broadly asked every UK university how many students were accused of stalking or domestic abuse, and how many were expelled by college authorities. We found 381 cases of student-on-student abuse and stalking in a three year period.
The killers in eight of the 35 cases had previously been reported to the police for violent or threatening behavior, according to data uncovered by Broadly under Freedom of Information laws.
Metropolitan Police officers are being investigated to see whether they could have prevented the death of the 17-year-old girl.
"Stalkerware" apps let abusers monitor their partner's phones and track their locations—without them knowing.
Despite potentially causing mental health effects as serious as PTSD, cyberstalking is often seen as nothing more than a high price tag for being visible online.