(WREG-TV) When we think about harassment, we tend to think about verbal and physical attacks.
Increasingly, technology is being used to harass people.
It's called textual harassment and you don't have to be a victim.
There are steps you can take, laws and even phone apps that can protect you.
- “Textual harassment” involves using technology - a smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop - to repeatedly send unwanted messages to another person.
- “Textual harassment” also involves sending inappropriate content or language through your wireless device. It’s not gender specific – women and men do this. Parents of teenagers or young adults often worry about this – but it happens to people of all ages.
- If you’re receiving or sending repeated unwanted text messages – that’s “textual harassment.”