Violence Against Women in the Digital Realm

The Guardian has a fascinating podcast on a significant emerging issue: violence against women on social media sites and through other forms of digital communication. It’s not something we discuss a whole lot in healthcare, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be. Harassment and bullying online are certainly not foreign to many of our sexual assault and domestic violence patients, so understanding prevalence and impact is an important part of enhancing your clinical capacity in this digital age.

{For US readers, if you’re interested in your state’s laws on cyberstalking and cyberharassment, you can find a state by state breakdown here.}