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Stalking


Stalking is increasingly prevalent in schools, colleges and the workplace. Women are more likely to be victims of stalking and they are also more likely to be physically assaulted or murdered by their stalkers.  Women were more likely to harassed by an ex-boyfriend or ex-partner.

From 25th November 2012 stalking became a specific offence in England and Wales.  The new law of stalking carries a maximum six-month sentence and stalking involving a fear of violence or serious distress carries a maximum 5 years in prison.

Examples of common tactics used by stalkers and bullies includes:

  • Putting Spyware on your computer
  • Knowing your location because they have put geo location software on your phone
  • Monitoring you and your friends online
  • Sending hurtful and threatening text messages
  • Trying to hack into your online accounts
  • Distributing information, photos and videos about you that are embarrassing
  • Impersonating the victim online
  • Signing victim up to spam mail
  • Trolling - saying something online to provoke you
  • Bullying by proxy - getting others to join in

Victims can get help and advice from the
National Stalking Helpline : 0808 802 0300 / www.stalkinghelpline.org

Cyberstalking expert, Jennifer Perry, also provides very useful advice that can help victims of stalking, online harassment and bullying to protect themselves.  Advice on combating stalking tactics can be found on: www.digital-stalking.com
 
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National Stalking Helpline
Phone:0808 802 0300 Provide guidance and information to individuals who are being stalked so they can make informed choices about what action to take.
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Website:www.stalkinghelpline.org 
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Revenge Porn Helpline
Phone:0845 6000 459 Helpline open from 10.00am - 4.00pm. Helps victims whose sexually explicit film and images have been publicly shared online without their consent.
Email:help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk 
Website:www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk 
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Phone:01708 765200  Provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.
Email:info@supportline.org.uk 
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