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"What the tech?" Cyberstalking and sextortion

Broadcast date: 2/18/16

What is cyberstalking? The Justice Department defines cyberstalking as “the use of technology to stalk victims.” 

It shares many of the some characteristics as real-life stalking, which like domestic violence, is a crime of power and control. Although cyberstalking does not involve physical contact with a victim, it is still a serious crime. According to a Justice Department survey, more than one million women are stalked annually in the U.S., and one out of every 12 women will be stalked in their lifetimes. Of these, college age females, 18-29, are at the highest risk. What can you do to decrease the risk for yourself and those you love?

Join host Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Tracy Webb, Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney and Counselor for Child Abuse Policy and Cyber Crime Prosecution and Cal Poly’s Director of Safer, Christina Kaviani, as they discuss the growing problem of internet predators and technology facilitated crimes, such as cyberstalking, sextortion, revenge porn, and other emerging issues

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.