Stalking & harassment
Many people still believe that stalking only happens to famous people and celebrities. This belief is one of many reasons why stalking still goes unreported. However stalking can happen to anyone.
What is stalking?
Stalking and harrassment is a pattern of persistent attempts to impose unwanted attention in a way that makes you feel distress, fear, pestered or harassed. This may include actions such as
- Unwanted communications including telephone calls, letter, emails, text messages, sending or leaving unsolicited material/gifts, graffiti, and/or messages on social networking sites.
- Unwanted intrusions include the following: waiting for, spying on, approaching, accosting and going to a person’s home.
- ordering or cancelling goods/services, making unwarranted complaints (to legitimate bodies)
- Online digital abuse
If you are experiencing persistent, unwanted attention from another person that is making you feel anxious, distressed or fearful, then you are a victim of stalking or harassment