Needing advice about online threats….how can I protect my daughter ?
My daughter was literally attacked verbally and then threatened by two complete strangers on line. It all stems from the allegation that her boyfriend “stole” a vehicle that in reality he was allowed to drive for work and in one case yes he did drive it east however his mother knew where he was was upset however nothing too major. At that time her getting the car home was the worry due to her inability to seek out alternative rides via handie bus or friend/family. Now my daughters boyfriend upon getting to Alberta , checked himself immediately into hospital to treat his schizophrenia disorder that he hadn’t been treated for in many years. My daughter being the kin hearted soul she is , remained by him and is currently stuck out there due to the fact she does not and has never driven. She doesn’t even hold a learners license. So with that being said , clearly the vehicle driven by her boyfriend was parked and then was suppose to be delivered to his family by Monday via arrangements he made. Now here is where it gets rediculous.
Her boyfriend had contacted his family to let them know he was in hospital , there response was that they could care less , the car the car oh where the hell is the car. Upon him explaining very calmly (due to him finally being on medication) I am making arrangements it will be there soon. His mom responded with a heartless and dull response and upon him repeating himself again due to her not listening he got frustrated and hung up. My daughter after the visit called his mom back and I know my daughter, she was happy and elated he got the help however his mom could care less and so she got very upset and told her to “start caring about your son not a damn piece of tin (the car) your f’in b”.
Well lord help us all. My daughter who is seldom on social media gets home , plugs her phone in and gets the shock of her life.
On her Facebook wall, under a public post one woman calls her a thief for stealing a car, her boyfriend too is a thief and how they both will be arrested for driving it … Of course all lies. Than next another woman, again a complete stranger , calls my daughter a cracker under a beautiful profile picture of hers. The same woman than messages my daughter and slanders her to the point where even I as her mother is reading this conversation going , are you kidding me ?!!! She called my daughter a drug addict, told her maybe drugs would fix her looks. Told my daughter her boyfriend has hiv and stds (of course he doesn’t, my god he was in the hospital and there is nothing of that sort in his file he went home with).
So my daughter , a woman who has been accepted into university , has a massive anxiety attack, winds up in the emergency room and as I write this hasn’t stopped crying in days. On top of all of this , her boyfriends cousin who happens to be her best friend was some how phone called and harassed. My daughter now has been forced to not have social media out of fear and is now also fearful to come home due to threats sent to her boyfriend saying she will get hurt if she comes home.
Her boyfriend , well now fiancé , confronted these individuals but hasn’t solved anything . What can I do ?