Press FAQ

After 25 years of this, I'm 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 am passionate 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 on-camera. Being on-camera is particularly stressful to me and takes a lot of energy—I'm an introvert. Also, 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 from speaking out).

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