Cyberstalking occurs when a person uses technology—most commonly the Internet—to make another person feel concerned for their safety. Cyberstalking usually involves the repetitive use of threatening or fear-inducing language to invade a person’s privacy. People engage in cyberstalking behaviors over social media, dating apps, and other social websites.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of cyberstalking behaviors, you should consider seeking out legal counsel from a criminal defense and injunction lawyer. Here is some helpful information on how to prevent and respond to cyberstalking on digital terrain.
Despite public perception, cyberstalking behaviors are rarely performed by strangers. In fact, most commonly, cyberstalking is carried out by a person who knows their target well through an intimate, friendly, or professional relationship.
For example, a cyberstalking aggressor usually targets a colleague or acquaintance. Since the majority of cyberstalking happens between two people who know each other, the aggressor normally has access to personal information of their target, including their social media accounts and inboxes and other private knowledge, such as their home address and daily routine.
When it comes to avoiding cyberstalking, the best strategy is to take preventative measures to ensure your safety. If you take proactive steps on digital platforms to protect yourself, it’s less likely you’ll experience cyberstalking behaviors. Some general guidelines for avoiding cyberstalking include:
If you are experiencing repetitive, threatening behaviors on the Internet, there are certain steps you should follow to protect your safety. Actions to take if you are experiencing cyberstalking include:
If your life is being negatively affected because of cyberstalking, you should seek legal help immediately. At Fighter Law, our skilled team of injunction lawyers specializes in helping victims of cyberstalking get the protection they need. We understand how frightening and unnerving this experience is, which is why we’re dedicated and passionate about fighting for justice for our clients. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling cyberstalking cases in Central Florida.
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