By Zoher Shabbir**
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We live in a day and age where our lives and our social media accounts share an intricate connection. A lot of information about us (individually) such as where we live, where we work, and even where we are at the moment can be found out via the click of a button. Some of this information is quite personal, and if it falls into the hands of the wrong person(s), it can have a detrimental effect on our lives.
Kenya has been one of the first African countries to adopt information and communication technologies (ICTs). This has led to Kenyans experiencing a large number of benefits but at the same time, it has led to the increase of cyber crimes and technology based violence. Certain types of cyber crimes such as cyber stalking, revenge porn etc have a certain bias; majority of their victims are women. In fact Global Information Society Watch observed that victims who are within the ages of 18-32 were mostly women.