Listen Up: It's National Stalking Awareness Month

It's National Stalking Awareness Month! 

Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Stalking is illegal in all 50 states and is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time. Know what stalking looks like. Some things stalkers do....

1. Follow you and show up wherever you are.

2. Send unwanted gifts, letters, cards, or e-mails.

3. Damage your home, car, or other property.

4. Monitor your phone calls or computer use.

5. Use technology, like hidden cameras or global positioning systems (GPS), to track where you go.

6. Drive by or hang out at your home, school, or work.

7. Threaten to hurt you, your family, friends, or pets.

8. Find out about you by using public records or online search services, hiring investigators, going through your garbage, or contacting friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers.

9. Posting information or spreading rumors about you on the Internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth.

10. Other actions that control, track, or frighten you.

Whether you have a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days, you can educate yourself and your community about stalking during January, National Stalking Awareness Month. Take this short quiz to see if you may be being stalked and what to do and/or review a stalking fact sheet, and a whole lot more at:

http://stalkingawarenessmonth.org/awareness