Stalking is a pattern of behavior that makes you feel afraid, nervous, harassed or in danger. When someone contacts you repeatedly, follows, or threatens you. Stalking can be in person, on the phone, with texts, emails or posting information and photos about you on social media.
Stalking is part of an abusive relationship.
Stalkers can be someone known or unknown, someone from the past, or a current partner.
Stalking is a crime and can be dangerous.
If someone is stalking you:
- Call a Community Crisis Center hotline advocate at 800-400-0883 who will help restore safety
- Contact the police
- Tell a parent, friend, teacher or trusted adult
- Let someone know where you are going to be at all times
- Never meet the stalker alone
- Carry your cell phone
- Save notes, texts, emails from the stalker
- Keep a journal of dates, times, and stalking behavior