VPNGuru: Online Safety for Women and Girls: A Guide to Combating Online Harassment

Online Safety for Women and Girls: A Guide to Combating Online Harassment

Last updated: November 2, 2021

Online harassment is a growing problem. Unfortunately, this problem is even worse for women and girls. According to a Pew Research report, 59% of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online. Another report states women are twice as likely as men to report online harassment.

We must treat online harassment as a serious issue. Online harassment towards women and girls is a common issue with long-lasting effects. The psychological harm from harassment can harm women’s mental wellness. It can also impact their personal and professional lives.

Women must have resources and support to turn to when harassment occurs. The general public must also be educated about what makes up harassment and understands the harm it causes.

An awareness of different types of harassment is helpful to identify and prevent it. Learning how to avoid and report it can reduce its damaging effects. Online platforms can expose women and girls to many forms of harassment. We should be aware of the many ways online harassment can take place, how to avoid it, and how to deal with it when it occurs.


Alaska News November 16, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Police investigating suspicious death in East Anchorage; West Anchorage schools placed under ‘stay put’ mode for several hours after cafeteria fight and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Man killed at Fairbanks Safeway was ‘doing nothing more than walking outside with his groceries,’ mayor says; Alaska correctional officer smuggled drugs and phones into prison, charges say and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: AVCP has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees and more ->
Alaska Native News: Kotzebue Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Incessant Stalking; This Day In Alaska History November 16th, 1973 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska State Trooper arrested with multiple domestic violence assaults; Fairbanks Resource Center for Parents and Children receives funding for families during holiday months; Fairbanks Kiwanis Club prepares for annual tree sale and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Moose and caribou nonresident hunt closures go to hearing and more ->
KFSK: Concert pianist performs in Petersburg and gives parents some tips; Outbreak leads to short staffing at schools, hospital, borough and more ->
KRBD: Storms in British Columbia extend Ketchikan Public Utilities internet slowdown and more ->
Craig Medred: Fear not
By Samantha Bergeson, E Online: A Missing Woman’s Case Is Re-Examined 18 Years Later in Evil in Alaska New Oxygen true crime series Fatal Frontier: Evil in Alaska focuses on the devastating disappearances and murders of Indigenous women in Alaska. Watch the chilling sneak peek.
By Rhonda McBride, KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Thursday, November 11th: ANCSA, The Women Behind the Act

Alaska News November 15, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s Pubic Media: Well-known white-eared bear found dead of gunshot wound in Sitka neighborhood; With new research, Alaska groups aim to turn mariculture into $100 million industry and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History November 15th, 1913 and more ->
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This National Preserve In Alaska Is Home To A Native Alaskan Healing Spring

Alaska News November 14, 2021

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Army Pvt. George Fox Nearly 80 years after his death, Unangax̂ soldier will finally receive burial ceremony; Alaska Supreme Court explains ruling on governor’s appointees and more ->
Alaska Native News: Willow Man Jailed on Weapons/Assault Charges following Saturday Incident; Today In Alaska History November 14th, 1938 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Community Food Bank is seeking helping hands and more ->
Craig Medred: The dark side

Alaska News November 13, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Hundreds of free coats given to students at Anchorage’s Northwood Elementary; Anchorage Assembly confirms Joe Gerace as director of the Anchorage Health Department; Outgoing Catholic Social Services CEO shares thoughts on solving Anchorage’s homelessness problem; Palmer slaughterhouse under new ownership; Skagway enters agreement with the state for design of new dock and more ->
Alaska Native News: Blown back to Alaska, bird perseveres; GINA provides a guiding hand in Arctic Ocean research; Grant Writing Assistance Hotline; This Day In Alaska History November 13th, 1913 and more ->
KINY: Barbara Blake talks about importance of her Native representation on Assembly; Juneau to receive 10,000 total rapid test kits and more ->
KRBD: School board will hear from medical experts before changing Ketchikan schools’ COVID-19 policies
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Well-timed Clearing
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Weekly Photojournal Update (2021-11-13)

Alaska News November 12, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Grand jury indicts woman charged with arson after burning down West Anchorage home; Iditarod picks up Lynden as partner ahead of 50th running and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: New program funds veterans-choice caretakers in Alaska ‘they can hire and fire and train whoever they’d like’; Alaska’s cannabis industry has the most retail shops per capita in the country; How SARS-CoV-2 in American deer could alter the course of the global pandemic and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The new Alaska House District 38 map adds 1 community and loses 9 others and more->
Alaska Native News: This Day In History November 12th, 1910 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Festival Fairbanks broadcasts Veterans Day program and more ->
KFSK: Petersburg veterans honored with parade, quilts
Craig Medred: Déjà vu all over again
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, November 12, 2021
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: These 4 Videos Of Wildlife In Alaska Are Too Cool Not To Share

Alaska News November 11, 2021

By Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage: Failed Denali summit and serious accident lead to false report charges for Utah doctor
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Live updates: Heavy snowfall totals hitting parts of Southcentral Alaska; Anchorage Assembly passes ordinance changing process for confirming mayoral appointees; Alaska Wildlife Trooper to resign after reporting false sale of plane and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: What happens after a whisper network raises its voice?; How learning an Indigenous language leads to healing and more ->
Alaska Native News: In Honor of All of Our Veterans on this, their Day; This Day In Alaska History November 11th, 1919 and more ->
Fairbank News Webcenter 11: Ester man charged with attempted murder An Ester man is charged with attempted murder in the first degree and more ->
KINY: Carothers and Van Winkle honored in Veterans Day proclamation issued by Juneau’s mayor; Veterans for Peace in Juneau to ring the bell at Capitol Building to mark the armistice ending WWI and more ->
KSTK: LISTEN: Wrangell secondary schools choir performs for Veterans Day and more ->
By winonaryder, Florida News Times: Violence and reproductive coercion of intimate partners between Native Americans and native Alaskan women

Alaska News November 10, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Athlete of the Week: Jillian Crooks — How the Cayman Islands’ youngest ever Olympian made waves in Homer, Alaska; Inside the Gates: Partnership with Alaska Army National Guard, Northrim Bank hopes to pay off for soldiers seeking new careers and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: How Pel’meni dumplings became a Juneau staple and expanded beyond Southeast Alaska; How an Anchorage artist is making her mark on the city, one mural at a time and more ->
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy Announces Appointees for Advisory Council on Opioid Remediation; This Day In Alaska History November 10th, 1911 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 31-year-old Fairbanks woman missing since Sunday and more ->
KSTK: Three Wrangell electricity customers have power shut off after borough resumes delinquent account disconnections and more ->
The Seward Journal: November 10 to November 16, 2021
KRBD: Ketchikan nonprofit WISH looks to train servers and bartenders to recognize signs of abuse and more ->
Gov. Dunleavy: Women Veterans Day
Oxygen: Alaska’s Grim Reality: Why Is It The Deadliest State For Women?
Oxygen’s new series, “Fatal Frontier: Evil In Alaska,” dives into the most horrifying and chilling crimes in the state. Before the show’s premiere on Sunday, November 14 at 7/6c on Oxygen, we looked into the reasons behind Alaska’s grim distinction of being the deadliest state for women.
GAO@100: Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women: New Efforts Are Underway but Opportunities Exist to Improve the Federal Response
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Redhead in the Sun
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Late Fall along Blue Lake Road
Naomi S. Caskey and Brad M. Caskey have completed their new book “White Raven: Transit of the Moon: Book 1”: a gripping and potent work that combines powerful storytelling with stunning modern poetry.

Author Naomi S. Caskey wrote the poetry portion of the book. She works as a nurse in Alaska and is pursuing a degree in Native American Studies. Author Brad M. Caskey, who wrote the story for the book, has written two other works of fiction, “The Galactic Trunk” and “Pastor Mike’s Accidental Outreach into Time and Space.” He also resides in Alaska and has several more works in the process of coming to life.


By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Underrated Town Might Just Be The Most Beautiful Place In Alaska
By Jin Chong, Anchorage Press: Momma O’s knows fried fish — and more
As much as I love cooking at home, there’s one particular technique I can’t be bothered with—deep frying. True, there’s nothing as satisfying as whipping up a batch of French fries or a perfectly crisp tonkatsu, but the thought of dealing with scalding hot oil and the unmistakable odor of fried foods stinking up the house makes me cringe.


Alaska News November 08 & 09, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: MyHouse helps homeless teens and young adults build careers and new lives; Alaska National Guard units recognized for Rescue of the Year; After proving to be the fastest in the world, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby proves to be the fastest in Alaska, again; Telling Alaska’s Story: Tracy Try and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Publoic Media: 1 dead in Kodiak plane crash; Hiker finds body of Juneau man missing since late September; Wildlife officials propose wolf harvest on Prince of Wales Island and more ->
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Man Indicted for Murder; This Day In Alaska History November 8th, 1955; November 9th, 1929 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Bail set at $10 Million for man charged in Fairbanks Safeway shooting and more ->
KINY: Cold case investigators seeking assistance in identifying remains and more ->
Craig Medred: The salmon yo-yo
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Meander Down This Easy, Paved Loop Trail In Alaska That The Whole Family Will Love

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