Cyberstalking: Harassment in the Internet Age and how to Protect Your Family

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 268 pages
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Cyberstalking is an entirely new form of deviant behavior that uses technology to harass others in a variety of ways. In less than a decade, our reliance on the Internet, email, instant messaging, chat rooms, and other communications technologies has made cyberstalking a growing social problem that can affect computer users anywhere in the world. This is the first book devoted entirely to an examination of cyberstalking, providing an overview of the problem, its causes and consequences, and practical advice for protecting yourself and your loved ones.

New technologies have enriched our lives in countless ways. Yet these technologies can easily be misused to frighten, intimidate, coerce, harass, and victimize unsuspecting users. Cyberstalking is an entirely new form of deviant behavior that uses technology to harass others in a variety of ways. In less than a decade, our reliance on the Internet, email, instant messaging, chat rooms, and other communications technologies has made cyberstalking a growing social problem that can affect computer users anywhere in the world. This is the first book devoted entirely to an examination of cyberstalking, providing an overview of the problem, its causes and consequences, and practical advice for protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Although cyberstalking usually involves one person pursuing another, this is not always the case. As the behavior has evolved, it has come to include such acts as stock market fraud, identity theft, sexual harassment, data theft, impersonation, consumer fraud, computer monitoring, and attacks by political groups on government services. More disturbingly, pornographers and pedophiles have begun to use cyberstalking as a way of locating new victims. While cyberstalking has become a worldwide problem, most cases originate in the United States, making Americans the most vulnerable group of targets. Bocij carefully delineates the boundaries of cyberstalking, providing real-life examples, guidance for avoiding the pitfalls, and suggestions for what to do if you fall victim.

  

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6/29/2008
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Update on "Cyberstalking: harassment in the internet age and how to protect your family".
In May 2008 I requested that Greenwood publisher and Mr. Bocij withdraw this book from the market because of the libel contained within it. In spite of pointing out the specific false allegations within this book, both the pubisher and Mr. Bocij refused to correct it. I am now forced to file a lawsuit against both of them.
I notified Google books last week about this matter and I requested that they take down the excerpt regarding me.
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May 9, 2008,
My name is Diana Napolis. In Chapter 3 in the book "Cyberstalking: Harassment in the Internet Age and How to Protect your family," there are several libelous statements made about me
by the author, Paul Bocij.
Apparently Mr. Bocij gathered most of his information from a defamatory and invasive news article, "The Web of Ingrigue," by San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Mark Sauer in September 24, 2000 which quoted disreputable sources. The author of this defamatory news article and the commentators quoted in Mr. Bocij's book, which include Carol Hopkins and Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, are now being sued in San Diego District Court for Defamation and other claims.
For more information, please see my web page:
http://diananapolis.wordpress.com
The 190 page lawsuit is posted at:
http://members.cox.net/legalfed/Napolisv.Aquino.pdf
I belive this book should be pulled from the market, and hopefully that will be done soon, as well as a notification on Mr. Bocij's web site that his information was faulty, and a mistake has been made.
Diana Napolis
 

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Contents

What Is Cyberstalking?
1
Stalking or Cyberstalking?
19
The Incidence and Prevalence of Cyberstalking
33
Who Are the Cyberstalkers?
49
Who Are the Victims of Cyberstalkers?
71
What Motivates Cyberstalkers?
89
Threats to Young People
107
Cyberstalking and Organizations
137
Cyberstalking and the Law
163
Dealing with Cyberstalking
177
Further Readings
205
Notes
217
Glossary
229
Bibliography
243
Index
263
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About the author (2004)

PAUL BOCIJ is a former university lecturer who now works as a professional writer and consultant. He has written or contributed to more than twenty books and has authored numerous articles, magazine columns, training guides and other materials related to information systems and information technology.

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