Are you 16-25 years old?
Are you being stalked?…
- Is somebody not taking no for an answer?
- Are you having trouble with an ex boyfriend/girlfriend?
- Scared of someone who won’t leave you alone?
- Frightened someone wants to hurt you? Are they making threats?
- Getting constant unwanted calls and texts
- Being constantly contacted online, maybe by fake profiles
- Are you being followed or noticing someone loitering about your home, college, uni, workplace, etc
- Are they sending you unwanted ‘gifts’
Any of these things happening to you?
Think you’re being stalked?
Chat to our Young People’s Advocate at Paladin
The Young Peoples ISAC offers support to young people aged 16 -25 years who are experiencing stalking. The stalking could be from an ex, a neighbour, an acquaintance, a friend, family member, a colleague or a stranger.
Support could include;
Listening to you and your fears
Keeping safe online
Supporting you to access support from other professionals, support services
Helping you speak with your work or tutors at college/university
Helping you case build and contacting the police
- Keep a diary
- Keep the evidence – as much evidence as you can, screenshots and text chats, etc.
- Keep your phone number the same as they will find another way to stalk if you change it and also you will lose the evidence.
- Tell people who are SAFE to tell, as it helps protect you and evidence the stalking (e.g. neighbours, friends, work colleagues, tutors, family)
- Trust your instincts (We find that there is no such thing as coincidence with stalking)
- Park/walk in well-lit areas
- Vary your routes to and from work/college/Uni & be vigilant
- Download Hollie guard app. Brill app for your smart phone enables you to link it up with safe people, when frightened/feeling uneasy you can shake your device which will set off an alert to your safe people advising them of where you are, it also starts to video record. https://hollieguard.com
- Google yourself to check your digital footprint frequently
- Change passwords often and do not use the same password for everything.
- Check privacy settings on social networking sites and limit the amount of information you put on.
- Be aware of geo-location and tagging on social networking sites and ensure that this is disabled on your smartphone
- Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date.
- Report stalking to website/ social media administrators.
- If you believe that your tablet, laptop or smartphone has been hacked or compromised, stop using them immediately and take them to a specialist such as your mobile phone provider or computer repair experts for advice.