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Stalking is a repeated and unwanted conduct engaged in by an individual that causes another to reasonably fear for his or her safety. Stalking often occurs in the context of both relationship violence and sexual violence. Stalking often begins with phone calls, emails, social networking posts and/or letters and can sometimes escalate to violence. Cyberstalking is the use of the internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass.

What is stalking?

Examples of stalking behaviors include, but are not limited to:
  • Following or persistent unwanted waiting outside of classes or residence
  • Repeated unwanted phone calls
  • Sending unwanted letters, gifts, emails, texts, or posts
  • Threatening, manipulative, and/or controlling behaviors such as threats to harm oneself or others
  • Vandalizing property
  • Tracking computer, internet, and phone use