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What could you do to recognize National Stalking Awareness Month?

Date: January 15, 2014 Categories: Blog

In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month, we would like to promote prevention in this week’s blog.

“About 1 in 5 female victims and 1 in 14 male victims experienced stalking between the ages of 11 and 17.” (Source)

Many victims of stalking report feeling helpless, isolated, and confused, but it is important to keep in mind that “being stalked” Is not your fault. Stalkers can be anyone- a family member, a coworker, a classmate, or even someone that you have come into contact with online.

If you are being stalked, it is important to keep a record of all stalking incidents and report to the police after each one. Setting boundaries and severing ties completely will make your message clear that you do not want to be stalked. Let others in your family and community know that you are being stalked. (Source)

There are several myths about stalking, including you can’t be stalked by people you are dating. If your “friends” track you in a specific way that make  you feel fear, that is considered stalking.  (Source)

This this quiz to find out how much you know about stalking.

For Louisiana Laws on Stalking, visit here.