Washington: Online harassment or cyberstalking is more stressful and traumatic than its physical equivalent.
Emotional responses may include high levels of ongoing stress, anxiety, fear, nightmares, shock and disbelief, helplessness, hyper-vigilance, eating and sleeping difficulties, according to a new study.
"Increasingly, stalkers use modern technology to monitor and torment their victims," said Elizabeth Carll, who heads the media division of the American Psychological Association (APA).
"One in four victims report some form of cyberstalking, such as threatening e-mails or instant messaging," she said....more
06:46 PM, Aug 07, 2011