Sending unwanted gifts or cards, showing up at your home, school or other places without being invited, spying on you.
Using the internet, cell phones, social media and other technology to harass someone with false accusations, threats or spamming, or monitoring someone’s activities.
Maybe you thought it was just a coincidence that the same person kept showing up wherever you were: at school, work, the gym, social events. Maybe when the cards and gifts first started arriving, you thought it was romantic to have a secret admirer. But now…
These are all indications that you are being stalked.
Still not sure? Here are some examples:
Don’t let the stalker force you into hiding or keep you from getting help. Stalking is about exerting power and causing fear. Stalkers can be stopped.
Unwanted phone calls or voice messages
Following or Spying
Appearing at places frequented by the victim without having a reason for being there
Three in four stalking victims are stalked by someone they know, with those 18 to 24 experiencing the highest rate of stalking.
4 http://victimsofcrime.org/docs/default-source/src/stalking- fact-sheet- 2015_eng.pdf?sfvrsn=2
7 http://www.loveisrespect.org/content/what-online- stalking/
8 http://www.loveisrespect.org/content/what-online- stalking/
14 http://www.loveisrespect.org/content/what-online- stalking/
18 http://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking- resource-center/help- for-victims/stalking- safety-planning
21 http://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime- and-personal- safety/teen-victims- of-crime