Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted behaviour that causes you to feel distressed or scared. It is a psychological as well as a physical crime.
It can be perpetrated by men or women. Stalking can consist of any type of behaviour, and is not necessarily violent. If the behaviour is persistent and clearly unwanted, causing you fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking and you should not have to live with it.
Stalking is not always carried out by a stranger, around 7 out of 10 victims know the perpetrator. Anyone, young or old, male or female, can become a victim of stalking.
Personal Safety - Suzy Lamplugh Trust
It is important for everyone to be aware of how they can ensure their own personal safety, and this issue may be of particular concern to you if you are being harassed or stalked.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust are specialists in the field of personal safety. They work to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety and to provide solutions that effect change in order to help people to avoid violence and aggression and live safer, more confident lives.
Their website has tips for how to stay safe during a number of everyday activities such as exercising, walking on the street, parking your car and using public transport. You can find these tips and other practical advice about staying safe by visiting www.suzylamplugh.org/.