Stalking

What is Stalking?

Legal definitions of stalking actually vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but a good definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking is unpredictable and can be potentially very dangerous. No two situations involving stalking are alike. There are no guarantees that what works for one person will work for another, yet there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your safety. ( Information was pulled from victimsofcrime.org)

Stalking is a serious threat and has been taken lightly in today’s social media use. People use the term to describe checking out another persons profile or going through their pictures. But is that stalking? In some cases it may be, especially if the person doing the “stalking” has malicious intent. Sadly, with the easy access of the internet and vague knowledge some people have about making sure their information is private, stalkers can easily use social media to track their victims. If you don’t know if your profiles on sites like Facebook are set to private, then head over to our internet safety page here.

The State of California’s legal definition of stalking can be foundĀ here.

If you think you are being stalked, or know someone who is being stalked, please contact us at 209.7224357 or if you are in immediate danger, call 911.

For more information on stalking, click on any of these links:

Stalking Victimization

Impact of Stalking

What Stalkers Do

What to Do If You Think You Are Being Stalked

And for off site knowledge:

Victims of Crime