Stalking a pattern of behavior that causes someone to feel nervous, afraid, harassed, or unsafe. The perpetrator of stalking repeatedly demonstrates these behaviors despite the target individual’s desire for them to stop.
Stalking behaviors can include:
Knowing your schedule
Showing up at places you go
Following you from place to place
Sending mail, e-mail, and/or pictures
Calling or texting repeatedly
Contacting you or posting about you on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Damaging your property
Creating a website about you
Physical or sexual assaulting you
Hacking your email or social media accounts
Hacking and/or tracking your phone
Stealing things that belong to you
Any other actions to contact, harass, track, threaten, or frighten you
Stalking is a serious offense. An Order of Protection can be filed against someone exhibiting this behavior and criminal charges can be pressed. If you are being stalked by someone, consider keeping a stalking incident log to help in case you end up needing to file charges or an Order of Protection to keep yourself safe.