ADVOCATES WORK TO KEEP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SAFE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

By Matt Lindner 
Chicago Tribune 

The ubiquity and popularity of social media have made it easier for people to keep track of one another.

“Now everybody knows everybody’s family and friends,” says Barbara Helm, a safe adult advocate with domestic violence shelter and victim services provider Family Shelter Service. “Social media has become such a huge part of everybody’s life, and we have to let everybody know what we’re doing every minute of the day.”

This has presented professionals who work with victims of domestic violence with a host of opportunities and challenges.

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