What is Stalking?
Stalking is a series or pattern of actions that make you feel afraid or in danger.
Stalking can include, but is not limited to:
- Following the victim to work or home
- Sending unwanted gifts or messages
- Asking others for information on the victim
- Repeatedly attempting contact after being told not to
- Tracking the victim’s physical location with their phone or a tracking device.
- Following the victim’s social media accounts under their own name or a fake name
Helpful Hints if You are Being Stalked
- Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
- Trust your instincts, you’re feeling unsafe for a reason.
- Take threats seriously.
- Call us at 1-800-639-3130 and we can create a safety plan with you.
- Create a safety plan that includes routine changes, places you could stay, and trusted friends/relatives who could go places with you.
- Ignore your stalker when they attempt to contact you. Do not communicate with them.
- Record all the contact your stalker makes with you. Keep notes, letters, emails, texts, and online messages and record the time, date, and place of all contact. Photograph anything the stalker damages or injuries they cause to you.
- Contact the police.
- Consider filing a stalking petition, which will restrain the stalker from making any contact with you.
- Talk with trusted people about the stalking.
- Notify security staff at work or school, they can help monitor your safety.