Using the electronic communication to stalk a person, group, or organization is cyberstalking. Both stalking and cyberstalking utilize bullying, false accusations, monitoring or controlling of behavior, identity theft, etc. on more than one occasion to cause fear or emotional distress. Stalkers may be strangers, as well as family or friends.
What you can do
Keep your passwords varied and change frequently.
Avoid providing personally identifiable information in public forums and chat rooms.
If you feel you are a victim of cyberstalking, save and print screenshots of any websites, emails, or posts of concern and call the ISU Police.
Use the reporting features of social networking sites to report concerns or block users.
Support your friends and roommates. Victims of cyberstalking may start skipping classes or work, use alcohol or drugs, or withdraw from social activities. They may appear upset or scared when receiving or responding to texts or emails, and may be nervous when plans change unexpectedly. Report your concerns to Student Counseling Services or the Redbird CARE Team who can help respond.