Bella's story

These are real life stories of women who have experienced online abuse.

For safety, all stories have the names of the people involved changed, and the videos use actors.


Bella has two teenage children, a boy aged 14 and a girl aged 16. Bella and her children left her abusive partner and have since made a new home for themselves. This video looks at how Bella manages her children’s use of technology, including social media, to help keep her children safe.

The case study is a re-enactment of real life experiences. The woman and child are played by actors.

If these stories trigger a strong response in you, please go to our Support page.

If you are in an abusive relationship and want to leave contact 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) before you act. They will help with safety planning.

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