23rd June 2019 at 5:29 pm #81498
…their cars and devices checked and reported on for tracking!
There is a massive hole in women’s security and safety caused by the ease with which women and children can be electronically tracked.
I am thinking something similar to when bikes used to be checked on bike checking days,run by schools or clubs, where, at quietish time (for the neighbourhood policing team -if there is such a time) women can have everything checked to ensure they are safe.
We cannot be expected to stay safe without this basic form of protection/alert to stalking.
Is there anything like this run by tye national stalking (suzy lamplugh trust)?
23rd June 2019 at 5:31 pm #81499
Women need to be able to prove they are being stalked.
Its all too easy and we need help urgently.
24th June 2019 at 11:02 am #81561LisaMain Moderator
Hi Twisted Sister
Thank you for your feedback. We agree with you and have seen an increase of women experiencing digital stalking.
Yes it would be good idea to give the National Stalking and Harassment helpline a call as they specialise in this.
You could also have a read of this booklet which has some useful information https://1q7dqy2unor827bqjls0c4rn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Digital_Stalking_Guide_V2_Nov_2012.pdf
24th June 2019 at 5:46 pm #81607
Thank you Lisa.
Looking through some of those pages has been so helpful.
For others to see: this from the stalking protection website,
Stalking and harassment is life changing. It causes intimidation, loss of jobs and relationships, the victim to move home, fear and sometimes death to the victim.
The behavioural characteristics of the stalker are easily recognised but yet practitioners in the Criminal Justice System time and time again have failed to identify, assess and manage the risk due to a lack of understanding and inadequate training.
We count the cost in the lives of our daughters.
Stalking Awareness Week 2019
(8-12 April) turned the spotlight on stalking as a public health issue.
This year’s annual National Stalking Awareness Week Conference focused on the physical and mental impact of stalking and the role of the health sector in this insidious crime. Research undertaken by Sam Taylor, Emma Short and James Barnes indicates;
91% of stalking victims reported suffering from mental health problems having been stalked
78% of stalking victims present as suffering from PTSD
48% of stalking victims reported positive support from healthcare practitioners
The National Stalking Consortium is calling for healthcare professionals to be issued with guidance to enable them to better identify and understand the severe impact of stalking on victims’ health and the need to implement appropriate referral and treatment pathways.
24th June 2019 at 5:59 pm #81608
It was also described as ‘slow murder’
24th June 2019 at 7:15 pm #81614HopeLifeJoyParticipant
Thank you for sharing this Twisted Sister, I scanned the doc attached from Lisa and find it very interesting too. I bought a book about how to keep myself safe online written by a IT security consultant ( who used to be a hacker!) this document says the same, it’s very accurate.
To keep ourselves safe online is so important, as my ex likes to be online and show his presence 🙄
Did you get cyber stalked by your ex?
24th June 2019 at 8:57 pm #81620
Apple were very helpful actually, which was a part of it, he had access to everything. All telephone numbers, friends/family details, calendar (so our activities), emails. He had it set up so he’d be sent every email received!
24th June 2019 at 8:59 pm #81621
He also would call my phone and listen in, andhadthe device number off the back so could track it too..
Sick sad individuals huh.
25th June 2019 at 12:05 pm #81652HopeLifeJoyParticipant
I’m sorry he did that to you, good idea to have gone to Apple, I hope any admin rights he had set up in your accounts are removed now and that you are free of his stalking.
25th June 2019 at 1:01 pm #81660
Sadly it was only a small part of a bigger problem, hence the ask now.
There are may ways to stak,and despite contact with womens agencies have no real support to actually keep safe from all the means used and known methods of stalking.
I need to find out fully and report it all
11th July 2019 at 5:21 pm #83161
11th July 2019 at 5:26 pm #83162
Also, nothing seems to come up when using the nss.org link either.
Is it now called ‘scared of someone’?
11th July 2019 at 9:45 pm #83195
11th July 2019 at 11:16 pm #83204
Thank you Lisa
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