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WHAT IS STALKING?




Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention that is directed at a specific person and will cause that person to feel fearful and/or that they are in danger. Stalking is about power and control.


On their own, some stalking behaviors might not seem overly threatening, but when there is a pattern of conduct that is invasive and consistent, it may be a case of stalking.


Stalking is something to take seriously as it can escalate and become violent over time.


If you think you may be the victim of stalking, please seek help from a Domestic Violence Advocate. If you are local (Fremont of Custer Counties) call us at 719-275-2429. Or you can call your local Crisis Center or the National Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.


COMMON STALKING BEHAVIORS:

  • Threatening a person or a person's family, friends, or pets.

  • Repeated and unwanted phone calls (this includes hang-ups), texts, emails, or even gifts.

  • Shows up and lingers at specific locations as a way to visually monitor a person.

  • Consistently watching or following a person from a distance.

  • Damaging home, car, or property.

  • Monitoring a person's activity using computer technology such as Spyware or GPS.

  • Using other people (such as family and friends) to monitor, track or communicate with a person.

If you or someone that you know is being stalked, take it seriously. Use the links below to learn more about safety and logging incidents as you prepare to contact the authorities or an advocate.


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Click here to read Safety Tips for Stalking Victims.


Keeping track of a stalker's behavior is important as you prepare to alert the authorities. Tracking will help you to remember specific dates, situations, and places where stalking happens. Click here to download a Stalking Incident and Behavior Log.







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