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Alison's story

These are real life stories of people who have experienced technology-facilitated abuse.

Alison is worried about her granddaughter, Jess. Jess’s boyfriend is very unkind about Jess when he is online, and he seems to control what she does.

She also notices that Jess’s behaviour has changed — she seems withdrawn and has recently lost a lot of weight.

Alison talks about how she was able to reach out and offer support to Jess and help provide a safety net for her.

This story is a re-enactment of real-life experiences. Alison and Jess are played by actors and the names and personal details of the people involved have been changed to protect their safety.

Alison's story

Stay safe

If you are feeling unsafe right now, call the police on Triple Zero (000) or contact 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). Remember your safety is important. If an abusive person learns that you are seeking resources and information, their abusive behaviour may get worse. Learn more and connect with support.