Press FAQ

After fifteen years I'm fairly accustomed to dealing with the press. The same questions come up fairly frequently though, so this FAQ just for members of the Press.

Please let me be clear: I feel passionately about helping others who have experienced online harassment, and I am more than happy to help you with a story about cyberbullying, internet safety, or related issues. It's fine with me if you want to get technical background from me or ask for my help with someone who has a fresher case, who you then interview someone on-camera. Being on-camera is particularly stressful to me and takes a lot of energy—I'm an introvert. And every time there is any kind of press about our case, Hillyard goes nuttier again for a while and steps up his harassment of us (not that I will ever let that prevent me speaking out).

It is, however, extremely important that whatever you do publish be accurate. I am not interested in being part of any "the internet is EVIL!" pieces, either. The internet is a tool like any other. We could have been targeted by someone I met in a church just as easily as by someone I encountered online.

My opinions are mine alone, and do not represent those of any employer, client, family, significant other, house plant or other entity unless otherwise stated.
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This file last modified 06/02/17