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Tackling domestic abuse in a digital age

A Recommendations Report on Online Abuse by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence

 Perpetrators of domestic abuse now routinely use technology and social media to control and instil fear in those they victimise. The online world is frequently used as a vehicle for coercive control, giving perpetrators more opportunities to monitor, humiliate, threaten and abuse.The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Domestic Violence has responded to this growing threat by convening an Expert Discussion on the issue of online abuse in October 2016. The discussions with experts achieved a clear consensus that legislation, the police and online providers, support services, and educators are currently all struggling to keep up with the rapid growth of this crime.

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