“The whole experience led me to become scared when my phone made a sound and I started to resent having a mobile.”
Paul* also experienced abuse via technology, this time after leaving his partner: “She used social media to spread lies about me claiming that I stole furnishings and white goods from our home.
“She started a campaign of using Facebook to accuse me of attempting to foster her friend’s child just to use the child to make money.
“Some of her allegations had other people online saying that I should be arrested and imprisoned.”
Paul* also claims his ex-partner accessed his Google, Netflix and YouTube accounts.
“I was logging on to find upsetting and inappropriate videos on my profile, including a Vietnamese TV show about cheating partners getting their comeuppance and videos I wouldn’t want the children to see.
“It made me feel scared. There were, and still are times when I’m afraid to leave my home.”