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Cyberstalking can be defined as threatening behavior or unwanted advances directed at another using the Internet and other forms of online and computer communications.

Options If You Are Being Stalked

The following is a list of suggestions that may help you increase your safety if you are being stalked. The goal is to allow the stalker as little personal information about you as possible. Since each case of stalking is unique, there is no single list that will ensure complete safety.

Survivors of Sexual Assault Handbook

What is Stalking?

Definition of Stalking

Stalking is defined as a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment made against the expressed wishes of another individual, which causes that individual to feel emotional distress including fear, harassment, intimidation or apprehension.

The legal definition of stalking is defined primarily by state statutes. However, virtually any unwanted contact between a stalker and their victim which directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear can generally be referred to as stalking.