Before we start

Before we start...

If you or someone related to you has received a direct threat to your physical safety through e-mail, direct messaging or other online or offline means, immediately contact your local police department and supply evidence.

How are you feeling?

Being stalked or harassed (online as well as offline) can be very stressful and can affect your mind in negative ways. As a result, you may be experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, or a combination. It is important that you seek help if you are feeling any symptoms related to these. Your feelings and emotions are completely real and legitimate, even though people around may make you feel like you are exaggerating or overreacting.

Evaluating the strength of your security

To assess how secure your online/digital presence is, please also consider how your children’s and friends’ online presences (and their connections with you) can affect your own security.

For example, the highly social nature of sites like Facebook means a weakness in the privacy of a friend’s timeline could be a potential threat to you. Similarly, a stalker may use the tactics we attempt to protect against in this document to exploit friends or family in order to make threats against you.

Knowing this will keep you abreast of all of the ways your stalker can take advantage of the internet to gain access to you. Don’t worry, we will walk you through everything, step-by-step.


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