Stalking is like harassment, but it’s more aggressive. The stalker will have an obsession with the person they’re targeting.
Someone you know could be stalking you; an ex partner or a person you were friends with, or it might be a stranger. If it’s someone you know, or knew, it doesn’t mean that it’s your fault; it’s still stalking and it’s an offence.
Stalking may include:
- regularly following someone
- repeatedly going uninvited to their home
- checking someone’s internet use, email or other electronic communication
- hanging around somewhere they know the person often visits
- interfering with their property
- watching or spying on someone
- identity theft (signing-up to services, buying things in someone’s name)
It’s stalking if the unwanted behaviour has happened more than once.
Loving Me works in partnership with the national stalking advocacy service PALADIN. www.paladinservice.co.uk . This ensures Trans and Non Binary victims can access the necessary support quickly and without prejudice.
If you or someone you know is experiencing stalking, follow the link below.