Stalk=Creep=F A I stinkin’ L

Today I learned that January is National Stalking Awareness Month.

http://www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org/

The first question that should be answered, is “what exactly is stalking?”

Answer:  a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Examples of stalking according to the above definition.

  • watching someone while they park their car in a parking garage
  • following someone when they are walking up flights of stairs
  • texting/facebooking someone and saying “I am watching you” or “You don’t see me, but I see you”
  • stealing belongings from your victim, and then sending the stuff you stole, back to them via mail several days later.
  • hiding in trees and watching someone walk by.
  • taking pictures of them from a distance and then posting them all over your facebook.
  • walking up to them and saying “Hi, I’m your stalker, I know where you live and what you had for dinner last night”

Here is some friendly information about STALKING VICTIMIZATION:

  •  3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the United States
  • 3 in 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.
  •  10% of stalking victims are stalked by a stranger. 
  • Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking.
  •  11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more. 
  • 1 in 4 victims report being stalked through the use of some form of technology (such as e-mail or instant messaging). 
  • 10% of victims report being monitored with global positioning systems (GPS), and 8% report being monitored through video or digital cameras, or listening devices.

 

Here is some friendly information about the STALKERS themselves:

  •  2/3 of stalkers pursue their victims at least once per week, many daily, using more than one method. 
  • 78% of stalkers use more than one means of approach 
  • Weapons are used to harm or threaten victims in 1 out of 5 cases.
  • Almost 1/3 of stalkers have stalked before.

 Stalking is real. Stalking is scary. Stalking makes you into a big failure.

                DONT DO IT.

 stay stellar

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3 responses to “Stalk=Creep=F A I stinkin’ L

  1. except for on facebook. because then it’s okay.

  2. Omgosh anna you make me smile! I love reading your posts….especially the previous post. Which I should probably comment on THAT one since I liked it so much, but hey…I can’t over comment now…that would be stalking.

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