Guide for a Safer World Online for Women

Richard Patterson
October 20, 2022

Staying safe online is an important part of cyber security for every-day users of social media and other internet sites. Women are more likely to be threatened online than men, and this can take the form of virtual harassment and abuse, doxxing (revealing an internet user's personal data), and tracking a user through their photo and video sharing (their EFIX data). This guide covers important areas such as the safe sharing of photos and media, protecting yourself from anonymous and discriminatory messages on social media, and how to report virtual harassment. It also provides resources and tips for parents of young social media users on how to handle online harassment. The Guide can be found at: Women’s Guide to Cyber Safety 2022 (

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