Stalking

Stalking is a repeated pattern or course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a person to feel fear.

Stalking may happen in the context of a relationship or could be perpetrated by someone the victim or survivor does not know. Incidents can occur on a regular basis (every day/week/month) or infrequently. Regardless, if the action(s) make you feel unsafe, it could be stalking.

Examples of Stalking may include:

  • Following someone

  • Watching from afar
  • Continuous phone calls or texts
  • Delivering unwanted items or gifts to a person’s residence, work site, etc.
  • Using other people to make contact
  • Cyberstalking; social media, e-mail, etc. 
     

Cyberstalking

Cyberstalking is using the Internet, email, social media or other electronic communications to harass someone. Examples of cyberstalking include:

  • Sending unwanted, frightening, or obscene emails, text messages, or messages on other forms of social media, such as Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.
  • Harassing or threatening someone in a chat room
  • Posting improper messages on a message board
  • Tracking your computer and Internet use
  • Sending electronic viruses
  • Pretending to be you in a chat room

If you believe you are being stalked, please view our What to do if… page.

 

 

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