Cyber stalking on the increase
I came across this report today that said that cyber-stalking is becoming more of a problem than traditional stalking.
I wondered if this was the case elsewhere?
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said stalkers are using GPS tracking technology involving mobile apps and internet to track victims’ locations.
Nazir Afzal, the CPS director responsible for stalking and harassment cases, said, "What we are coming to appreciate is how the cyber element has increased so substantially.
"Cyber-stalking is now exceeding stalking in the traditional ways. It is inflicting misery and we are determined not to stand by and let it happen."
Theresa May, the Home Secretary said, "Stalking is a deeply disturbing crime and many victims suffer in silence and fear for years - this has to stop.
"We must ensure that it is treated as a serious issue and take every step necessary to prevent needless suffering and distress. This is why efforts to tackle stalking form a key part of our vision to end violence against women and girls."
In September, the CPS warned stalkers could be barred from targeting their victims on Facebook and other social networking sites.
According to the CPS guidance, prosecutors could issue restraining orders that could include orders "not to display any material relating to the victim on social networking sites including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter".