2.5 Definitions and Examples of Stalking


Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

​Examples of prohibited stalking can include but are not limited to:

  1. Nonconsensual repeated communication including in-person communication, telephone calls, voice messages, text messages, email messages, social networking site postings, instant messages, postings of pictures or information on websites, written letters, gifts, ordering goods or services, or any other communications that are undesired;
  2. Following, pursuing, waiting, or showing up uninvited at a workplace, place of residence, classroom, or other locations frequented by a recipient of unwelcome conduct;
  3. Monitoring online activities, surveillance, and other types of observation, whether by physical proximity or electronic means, attempting to gather information about the recipient of unwelcome conduct;
  4. Vandalism, including attacks on data and equipment;
  5. Direct physical and/or verbal threats against a recipient of unwelcome conduct or loved ones of a recipient of unwelcome conduct, including animal abuse;
  6. Gathering of information about a recipient of unwelcome conduct from family, friends, coworkers, and/or classmates;
  7. Manipulative and controlling behaviors such as threats to harm oneself, or threats to harm someone close to the recipient of unwelcome conduct;
  8. Defamation or slander against the recipient of unwelcome conduct; posting false information about the recipient of unwelcome conduct; posing as the complainant in order to post to websites, news groups, blogs, or other sites that allow public contributions; and/or encouraging others to harass the recipient of unwelcome conduct;
  9. Posing as someone other than oneself to initiate transactions, financial credit, loans, or other contractual agreements;
  10. Arranging to meet the recipient of unwelcome conduct under false pretenses.