Stalking happens when someone repeatedly harasses you with unwanted contact or attention. The behaviour is often relentless and can make you feel like you can't escape.
Sometimes other types of abuse are going on at the same time. If this kind of abuse is being used to scare and control you it may be domestic or family violence.Stalking can involve a range of behaviour that doesn't stop when you ask. The harassment may come in the form of:
The behaviour may start out seeming friendly but get angrier or even violent over time. Like many other forms of violence, stalking is about control. It scares you into changing your routine and behaviour and stops you from feeling safe.
Stalking can be a form of domestic or family violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing stalking it is OK to ask for help.
Stalking can be perpetrated by strangers or people you barely know. It can also happen in any relationship, including with:
None of these people has the right to scare and control you with unwanted attention.