Stalking (according to the Legal Dictionary) is a criminal activity consisting of the repeated following and harassing of another person.

Stalking is a distinctive form of criminal activity composed of a series of actions that some might constitute legal behavior. For example; sending flowers, writing love notes, and waiting for someone outside school or home are steps that, on their own, are not criminal.

When these actions are coupled with an intent to instill fear or injury, however, they may also constitute a pattern of behavior that is illegal. iIn addition, stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. In addition, stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Check out session 10 "Profile of a Stalker" in the Let's Talk About Boyz Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Series for Girls at www.etiforyou.com.

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