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How to protect yourself from cyberstalkers
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How to protect yourself from cyberstalkers

1. What is cyberstalking? The definition of cyberstalking is as follows: "The use of the internet or other electronic methods to harass and intimidate a chosen victim." Common traits include, but are not limited to, traditional "stalking" behavior—tracking someone's whereabouts and keeping tabs on their online and offline activities. Cyberstalkers have been known to install GPS tracking devices in their victims' vehicles, install geolocation software on their phones, and obsessively follow their victims' movements on social media. Other behaviors that are meant to scare victims or make their lives miserable may also be included in cyberstalking. Cyberstalkers may, for example, stalk and threaten their victims on social media; they may even hack emails to contact the victim's conn...