Any one who considers they’ve been abused on-line needs a slap. It’s as clear as gin they’ve never even stepped in the grounds of a residential setting let alone entered through the door of a state/private home. Being able to turn off the computer or having the ability to surf elsewhere doesn’t quite place them in the league of a “victim of abuse”. Much has been written and talked about on the subject of on-line abuse but nowhere have I witnessed any dark red blood or open skin. You can’t share tears through cables, you can’t feel the long lasting hurt of a black eye on-line. Any abuse victims pain is in their DNA and not on a time line or a status.
Shockingly, I’ve seen a vast number of on-line folk who’ve claimed to be the victims of abuse whilst they are sat in front of the monitor supping their wine or whiskey or both. Do us a favour….