Alison'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.


Alison is worried about her granddaughter, Jess. Jess’s boyfriend is 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She also notices that Jess’s behaviour has changed—she seems withdrawn and worried, and has lost too much weight.

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

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

Alison's story

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