If you know someone experiencing a pattern of behavior that is causing them to feel fear or alter their everyday activities, there are ways to support them.
Stalking happens in communities across the country, and chances are you know someone who has been stalked. Being someone who takes stalking seriously and is willing to help can make a difference.
So, what is stalking? Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear or alter their everyday activities. Learn more.
People who are being stalked may feel angry, irritated, fearful or embarrassed about their situation. Some may attempt to minimize the unwanted behavior they are experiencing, saying things like, “It’s no big deal,” even though you may have noticed them making behavioral changes such as changing their routine, avoiding certain locations, not going to class/work or asking friends to accompany them places.
More information on national stalking awareness can be found at the Stalking Resource Center.