31 Days of Status Updates

Each day in January you can help raise awareness about stalking. Just use one of the suggested messages
for your social networking site status update, your tweet, or your Instant Message (IM) away message. If
you’re tweeting, add #NSAM to the end of the tweet!  Stalking Awareness Month.org has a sheet of suggestions for you.  Just copy and post!

January 1, 2013 – January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 2, 2013 – Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
January 3, 2013 – What are you doing to recognize National Stalking Awareness Month? Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 4, 2013 – Stalking is a crime that is pervasive, dangerous, and potentially lethal. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 5, 2013 – 6.6 million people are stalked each year in the United States. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 6, 2013 – What would you say to a friend who told you they were being stalked? Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 7, 2013 – It’s not a joke. It’s not romantic. It’s not ok. Stop stalking. It’s a crime. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 8, 2013 – Although women are more likely to be stalked than men, anyone can be a victim of stalking. Visit http://bit.ly/srcncvc for more info.
January 9, 2013 – 1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. Visit http://bit.ly/srcncvc for more info.
January 10, 2013 – Stalking is a crime. Do you know what your state stalking law says? Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.

January 11, 2013 – Would you report it if you were being stalked? Most victims don’t. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 12, 2013 – Stalking is often treated as a joke or “not that big of a deal.” Why do you think that is? Visit http://bit.ly/srcncvc for more info.
January 13, 2013 – What services are available for stalking victims in your community? Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
January 14, 2013 – Intimate partner stalking is the most common type of stalking and the most dangerous. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.

January 15, 2013 – Try this: Google “track girlfriend” and see how many sites tell someone how to stalk. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.

January 16, 2013 – Phones, computers, GPS, and cameras are some of  the common forms of technology used by stalkers.

January 17, 2013 – What messages about stalking are in the media? Tweet us what you see. For examples: http://bit.ly/SCLtVn

January 18, 2013 – Rates of stalking among college students are higher than the general public. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.

January 19, 2013 – How young can stalking behavior start? Do you see stalking behaviors among high school students? Middle school students? Younger?

January 20, 2013 – Most stalking victims know their stalker. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.

January 21, 2013 – “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 22, 2013 – Stalkers often reoffend; recidivism rates are as high as 60%. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.                                                                       

January 23, 2013 – Behaviors that may seem benign to you or me may be terrorizing to a stalking victim. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.

January 24, 2013 – Stalking can affect a victim’s emotional, physical, and economic well-being. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.

January 25, 2013 – Most alarmingly, stalking also can be lethal. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.    

January 26, 2013 – Stalkers often access information about victims that is available online. Do you know what information about you is online?                                              

January 27, 2013 – Victims of stalking are encouraged to keep a log of all stalking behaviors including emails, texts & phone messages.                                                         

January 28, 2013 – It is important to consider how to victims may be harmed by stalkers’ use of technology. Visit http://bit.ly/srcncvc for more info.                          

January 29, 2013 – The majority of stalking victims report losing time from work as well as income because of the stalking.                                                                                 

January 30, 2013 – Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.                                                                                                                             

January 31, 2013 – How will you continue your efforts to raise awareness about stalking throughout the year? Visit http://bit.ly/srcncvc for more info.

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