Words don't come easy.
This will eventually become my photography showcase, but for the moment I want to use this as a forum to present various resources for cyber-stalking victim awareness.
This is something my family and I have been enduring now for almost a year, and as I've read on some of these sites, being stalked is something akin to being raped slowly.
I will pull the important excerpts out and present them as we find them. Meanwhile, follow these links and please read what is there. This is a very serious matter that needs stronger laws in our state to protect us. There is a new anti-cyberstalking action the courts will enact this October, but I fear it is too little, too late. But at least the powers that be are aware something needs to be done and this is a step in the right direction, lets help them move forward a bit.
It is important to understand that given the new nature of stalking, laws should be geared to how the stalker utilizes the internet to mask their activities. The stalker needs not be in direct contact with their victim to be constituted stalking. There are numerous laws on record in other states which determine ANY communication direct or indirect (ie. public forum) which causes distress to the victim is to be considered stalking. Course of conduct determines this to a great part. What sticks out here is that the violator needs to be able to explain their intent, freedom of speech only floats so far before sinking, where malicious intent can be proven a remedy should be available.
"There is no universal legal definition of cyber harassment, but it typically is defined as repeated, unsolicited, threatening behavior by a person or group using mobile or Internet technology with the intent to bother, terrify, intimidate, humiliate, threaten, harass or stalk someone else. The harassment can take place in any electronic environment where communication with others is possible, such as on social networking sites, on message boards, in chat rooms or through email. Posting a general opinion on a discussion board or in a forum is not considered cyber harassment."