tech abuse

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tech abuse (uncountable)

  1. The use of information technology, including social media and Internet-connected devices installed in homes, to perpetrate sexual or domestic violence, abuse or bullying.
    • 2016, Shalailah Medhora, “Tech abuse ‘rampant’ and has ‘devastating’ impacts on victims,”, 31 October, 2016,[1]
      [] most tech abuse occurs alongside other forms of domestic violence, as an additional method of control.
    • 2018, Emma-Marie Smith, “Tech Abuse: The Abuse of Technology in Domestic Violence,”, 24 July, 2018,[2]
      Tech abuse makes victims feel as though their perpetrators are omnipresent in their lives and that there’s no escape—even after a relationship has ended.