By Maria Ayala and Selena Rodriguez Block 9 Relationships

What is Stalking?

You are being stalked when a person repeatedly watches, follows or harasses you, making you feel afraid or unsafe. A stalker can be someone you know, a past boyfriend or girlfriend or a stranger.

Here are some examples

  • Show up at your home or place of work unannounced or uninvited.
  • Send you unwanted text messages, letters, emails and voicemails.
  • Leave unwanted items, gifts or flowers.
  • Constantly call you and hang up.
  • Use social networking sites and technology to track you.
  • Spread rumors about you via the internet or word of mouth.
  • Make unwanted phone calls to you.
  • Call your employer or professor.
  • Wait at places you hang out.
  • Damage your home, car or other property.

What to do when you are being stalked?

Save important evidence such as:

  • -Text messages
  • -Voicemails
  • -Videos
  • -Letters, photos and cards
  • -Unwanted items or gifts
  • -Social media friend requests
  • -Emails
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