Tips for Victims of Stalking or Harassment
When you leave a relationship or if you do not live together
- Rent a private post office box
- Be careful who you give your new address and phone number to and ask that they do not store the information
- Don't get subscriptions sent to your home address use the PO Box
- Reschedule appointments that the offender is aware of
- Use different stores and frequent different social spots
- Call the phone company and request caller ID. Ask that your phone number be blocked so if you call anyone they can no see what your new number is
- Don't put your name on the list of tenants on the front of the building where you live.
- Be very protective of your Social Insurance Number as it is a key to much of your personal information
- Change your e-mail address and use a non-identifying handle, such as bluesky21@_______
- Consider getting professional counselling and/or seek help from a victims support group. They can help you deal with fear, anxiety and depression
Incident and Behaviour Log
- A stalking log should be used to record and document all related behaviours including harassing phone calls, letters, e-mails, vandalism and threats communicated directly or through third parties.
- When reporting incidents to law enforcement, remember that your log can be introduced as evidence in the future, so do not include information you do not want the offender to see
Adapted from the American National Center for Victims of Crime and the American National Domestic Violence Hotline