Police warning over ‘cyberstalking’
POLICE have warned Sidmouth residents of the dangers of ‘cyberstalking’.
The Force this week launched a campaign urging people to protect their identity online.
The initiative will use social networking sites to offer advice and support on how people can protect themselves on the web - and what to do if they are concerned they may be a victim.
Cyberstalking is harassment and stalking through the internet, email or social networking sites.
They may continually try to make contact against the victim’s wishes, scrutinise and manipulate their activity, purchase goods in their name or sending them viruses.
You may also want to watch:
Steve Slater, high-tech crime manager for Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “We all use the internet in our everyday lives and add photos, and comments about our activities and lives.
“However, sometimes these can reveal more information than we realise and could be used by a cyberstalker to harass and pursue a victim.”
- 1 Thousands of washed up fish provide easy pickings for fishermen and gulls
- 2 Community rally around pensioner in hour of need
- 3 Dan's retail vision provides timely food for thought
- 4 Photo competition will capture the town's important moments
- 5 Property of the Week: Fortfield Terrace, Sidmouth
- 6 How Devon are you? Take our quiz
- 7 Good vibrations will be felt as the boys return to the beach
- 8 Fundraiser makes brief stop on charity trek
- 9 Band are back... and music lovers brave rain to enjoy show
- 10 New owner sought for prominent Sidmouth seafront businesses
For help and support call the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300.