Stalking and harassment have been long present in our world but, since the explosion of the internet, it has become easier for perpetrators to pursue this kind of activity via ‘cyberstalking’.

Cyberstalking involves the repeated use of the internet or other electronic means to harass, intimidate or frighten a person or a group. It can involve inappropriate contact, sexual harassment, false accusations, monitoring of someone’s online activity or physical location, posting derogatory statements, threats, identity theft, data destruction and much more. Such persistent and unwanted contact from another individual like this can cause everything from annoyance and discomfort to significant levels of distress and mental trauma.

Help is available – both in terms of support for victims of cyberstalking and in relation to making improvements to your online safety.

If you are a woman who has been affected by anything related to this issue that is troubling you, we can offer our support and advice on where to get the best specialist help.

Contact us on 01582 416783.

There is also lots of local and national support available. Use the resources below to find out more.

National support                                                       

Women's Aid 

Online and digital abuse/ staying safe online

Suzy Lamplugh Trust 

National stalking helpline

Victim Support 

Information and advice around stalking and harrassment

The Crown Prosecution Service

Information about stalking and harrassment from a legal context

The Cyber Helpline

Cyberstalking - what to do if you are being stalked