We have been over so many domestic violence matters on this blog, but there are additional areas of concern to address. You probably know how serious domestic violence charges are, especially if you are a victim of this offense or you have been accused of intimate partner violence or abusing your kids. For people on all sides of these situations, including victims, parents, and the person filing charges, stress and uncertainty is not uncommon. In the digital age, it is also important to look over some of the ways that domestic violence charges affect people online.
When it comes to the internet, there are many factors to consider. For one, someone accused of domestic violence may have his or her identity smeared on social media websites and other online platforms. Not only can this be very stressful for those accused, but it can damage their reputation in such a way that it interferes with their career or affects them in other ways. For example, it might prevent one of their former friends or business partners from reaching out. Additionally, certain types of information may be posted online for the public to see, such as the issuance of a restraining order. Furthermore, some victims may need to protect themselves if an abuser is threatening them over the internet.
Taking action to address domestic violence can be difficult but is absolutely essential. Moreover, those falsely accused also need to protect themselves. Our domestic violence section has additional material related to allegations of domestic violence.