There is no argument, the Internet is for everyone and no-one has the right to take it off them. That's not to say that individual services you may use can't have Terms of Services and remove you from their particular service but the Internet as a whole is for everyone.
To that end we are delighted to include the Women's Refuge Shielded button at the bottom of all our pages allowing women that are in danger to use the Internet safely to stay safe. We call on all NZ sites to follow the lead of ourselves, TradeMe, Z, The Warehouse and many many more to place it on their sites.
We also recommend the excellent Radio NZ interview with Zoe Quinn discussing how she dealt, and still deals, with the massive impact of the disgusting #GamerGate behaviour.
We’ve made asking for help safer than ever.
We’ve created a tool for victims of abuse to ask for help, without fear of it showing up in their browser’s history or an abusive partner ever seeing it. A simple icon which can sit on any website and launch a powerful resource to help end domestic violence.
The Shielded Site is simple to add to any company website and is designed to work on desktop, tablet and mobile.
By including the Shielded Site tab on your website, you’ll be helping victims living with domestic violence to safely get help. We invite all New Zealand businesses – or anyone who manages their own website – to get involved.
We call on all NZ sites to follow the lead of ourselves, TradeMe, Z, The Warehouse and many many more to place it on their sites.
Zoe Quinn describes the internet as her home. She found a community there as a troubled teen, then made a career as a game developer.
But in 2014, Quinn became the target of one of the most vicious online harassment campaigns in history – GamerGate – after her ex-boyfriend posted a hateful blog entry.
Now she helps others on the receiving end of online abuse.
Listen to the full 26 minute conversaton at: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201858368/zoe-quinn-why-are-we-calling-death-threats-trolling