Why does someone Cyber Stalk? How can Cyber Stalking be Prevented?


Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organization. It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel.


Silhouette of businessman typing a computer.Cyber Stalkers come from all different types of backgrounds. A cyber stalker can be rich or poor or somewhere in between. A cyber stalker can be successful and friendly in real life in front of real people; or they can be the most quiet and reserved person in a room.

When someone utilizes the Internet to stalk another person, this is when they become a Cyber Stalker. Why does someone Cyber Stalk? Cyber Stalking someone online can be a fairly very easy thing to do in the privacy and comfort of their own home. The tools and information out there are endless! As such, innocent people freely post their information, photographs, location and have public lists of friends and connections. This type of information is what Cyber Stalkers feed off of.

Cyber Stalkers often forget that they are not invincible and that everything they do on the internet is like an automatic diary or journal of their life that just writes itself, similar to the stories that people post of themselves too. Online, a person does not have to stand infront of others who may look them back in the eyes, they can privately pursue their wishes by using the Internet and act like a troll. They can be and do whatever they wish. Sometimes this can lead to fascination or amusement towards another person in a negative way. This causes the person to become obsessed or angry and anxious. So much so that they have to victimize or harass another person in order to feel satisfaction.

Cyber Stalkers are repeat Offenders. Once they see that they can get away with writing or posting offensive things about you, they will continue to do it over and over again in the comfort of their own setting. Your words cannot block them from continuing to do or say what they want to. They will just continue to taunt you even more! Action must be taken. Cyber Stalkers need to be held accountable and exposed. This is the only way they will stop.

Most people, especially young adults do not realize how serious cyber stalking is until it happens to them. If we continue to remind people and make them aware of the seriousness of this issue; people who may resort to cyber stalking will perhaps think twice before they utilize the Internet as their weapon

If you feel that your are victim of  Cyberstalking call your local police department.

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