National Stalking Awareness Day 2014

National Stalking Awareness Day 2014

What is Stalking?

Stalking is hard to define but can include any type of behaviour such as regularly sending flowers or gifts, making unwanted or malicious communication, damaging property and physical or sexual assault.

If the behaviour is persistent and clearly unwanted causing fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking and no-one should have to live with it.

Who are Stalkers?

Stalkers are often not strangers! About 40% of people who contact the National Stalking Helpline are being stalked by someone they used to be in a relationship with (ex-partners) and a further third of people knew their stalker. Just because someone knows/knew the stalker does not mean that the situation is their fault - it is still stalking and it is wrong.

National Stalking Awareness Day

This year’s campaign – “Working Without Fear” – aims to eliminate workplace stalking and provide information to employers about how they can support employees who disclose stalking behaviour.

Further Information:

You can call the National Stalking Helpline for further information on 0808 802 0300, or email  advice@stalkinghelpline.org

You can also visit www.nss.org.ukwww.protectionagainststalking.com, and www.suzylamplugh.orgfor tips and information.

If you are ever in immediate danger call 999

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