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Stalking Information for Social Media and Electronics Users

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):

Stalking Information for Social Media and Electronics Users

 

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.

 

  • Jillian Reyes

    Jillian Reyes is the Director of the Bronx Criminal Court Program and our Domestic Violence Programs at Safe Horizon. She oversees the daily operations of both programs, where she leads her staff of five case managers and a senior case manager to support and empower individuals, their families, and communities that have been impacted by crime and abuse. Jillian’s career in the nonprofit sector includes various roles working at the Bronx Criminal Court, Bronx Family Court program’s Supervised Visitation Program, and the Bronx Family Justice Center.