What Is Stalking?
The Department of Justice defines stalking as “a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.”
Stalking can include the following behaviors:
- Repeated, unwanted communications via phone, mail, email, or social media
- Leaving or sending someone unwanted items, presents, or flowers
- Following someone
- Waiting for someone at their school, work, or home
- Damaging property
- Threats to harm someone or the people they know
- Posting and/or spreading rumors in public, on the internet, or by word of mouth
If you or someone you know is being stalked, find out what to do.