Whether you have a few minutes or lots of time to help everyone can do something to spread awareness. Use the social media status updates below to update your accounts, make a “It Happened to Me” video or submit your story, contact your legislators and request they strengthen the laws or volunteer at a women’s shelter.
If you don’t have time or resources for any of the above mentioned activities, you can still help by doing something as simple as never using the term “stalking” to describe anything less than the crime it is.
Help spread awareness surrounding the crime of stalking by tweeting or updating your Twitter/Facebook status with these messages or feel free to create your own.
3.4 million people are victims of stalking each year in the U.S. Help make a change www.jodisvoice.org for more information.
Stalking is a crime in all 50 states www.jodisvoice.org #FightStalking
46% of stalking victims experienced at least 1 unwanted contact per week. Help a friend/family member get help www.jodisvoice.org
More than half of stalking victims lose 5 or more days from work. www.jodisvoice.org #FightStalking
Victims state the fear of not knowing what will happen next with the stalker as their biggest fear. www.jodisvoice.org
Stalkers may make unwanted phone calls,/leave notes/ follow/email/text/spread rumors about the victim www.jodisvoice.org
Victims often fear for their own safety as well as their family, friends, co-workers & pets www.jodisvoice.org
January is National Stalking Awareness Month www.jodisvoice.org #FightStalking
Stalking survivors often carry emotional scares for the rest of their lives. www.jodisvoice.org #FightStalking
13% of college women were victims of stalking during one 6-9 month period. #FightStalking
Statistics reported in the National Crime Victimization Survey – Stalking Victimization in the United Stateby Bureau of Justice Statistics January 2009
If you have a loved one who is the victim of a stalker please visit our support page.
A big thank you goes out to Carafelli Productions for developing this PSA.