By Jill Reyes
March 31, 2017
Safe Horizon leads efforts to increase stalking awareness for teens and young adults. This includes online stalking behaviors, known as cyberstalking. Abusers can often use modern technology and social networking to intimidate and coerce their partners. To address growing concerns around cyberstalking for teens and young adults, we partnered with the Bronx Borough President’s Office, Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Bronx Family Justice Center, and New York City Department of Probation (DOP) to create the following stalking infographic that was supported with funding through the Department of Justice (DOJ):
The stalking infographic is a simple way to help teens and young adults identify controlling or negative behavior in the context of technology and social media. It proposes steps they can take if they feel that these stalking behaviors apply to their situation.
Information for Stalking
While some people are stalked by strangers, most stalking is committed by someone known to the victim, such as an intimate partner or acquaintance. Stalking can get more serious over time and can happen to anyone regardless of race, culture, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.
Help for Stalking
Stalking is against the law in every state, however, the crime of stalking is defined differently in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and on tribal and federal lands.
If you, or a teen you know, is experiencing any of the harmful behaviors mentioned in the stalking infographic, please read or share the following infographic. You can also use and share our Tech Safety page as a guide, visit our domestic violence page, stalking page, or call one of our Hotlines.