National Stalking Awareness Day

Today is National Stalking Awareness Day

What is stalking?

It is hard to give an exact definition of stalking because stalkers will often use multiple and differing methods to harass their victims. Stalking can consist of any type of behaviour such as regularly sending flowers or gifts, making unwanted or malicious communication, damaging property and physical or sexual assault. If the behaviour is persistent and clearly unwanted causing you fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking and you should not have to live with it.

Protecting Yourself

Personal Safety

It is important for everyone to be aware of how they can ensure their own personal safety, and this issue may be of particular concern to you if you are being harassed or stalked.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust are specialists in the field of personal safety. They work to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety and to provide solutions that effect change in order to help people to avoid violence and aggression and live safer, more confident lives.

Their website has tips for how to stay safe during a number of everyday activities such as excercising, walking on the street, parking your car and using public transport. You can find these tips and other practical advice about staying safe by visiting

Alternatively, click on the following links for more information about staying safe:

Safety Online: as the internet becomes a more integral part of our lives, it’s important we know how to protect ourselves and our personal information.

Safety at Home: How you can protect yourself around the home and try to deter stalkers from approaching you there.

Safety Out and About: Staying safe when taking a journey or going out.

Safety at Work: what to do if you’re being harassed at work and how your employers can help you.

You can also view the Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s information on personal alarms here:

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