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Stalking
The most prevalent form of stalking today is Cyberstalking: using electronic messaging devices including the internet, cellphones, texting, and email.

Stalking can include many harassing behaviors such as:

Following or surveillance

Appearing at places you go frequently such as classrooms, study space, work or your home

Using various forms of communication such as letters, telephone calls, text messaging, gifts, or email to the person being stalked and to friends, family members, pets, roommates, or other acquaintances

Actual physical assault

Inappropriate approaches and confrontations

Threats to the individual and/or to family and friends

What can you do if you or someone you know is being stalked?

  • Don't communicate with the stalker or respond to any of the stalkers attempts to contact you
  • Trust your instincts about the situation, including your own physical safety, and then ...
  • Tell someone! Share your concern with any department or agency in this booklet, and with family, friends, professors or roommates
  • Keep all forms of communication, electronic and other (letters, gifts, photos)
  • Start a log and record all contacts made. Include date, time, location, general topic, and how they made you feel