Friday 21 July 2017

We need new laws to stop cyber stalkers who are lurking on the net

Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

Stalking always seemed to me like something that happened to people in Hollywood, when obsessed fans stood outside their mansions and took photos of them.

That was until I started researching stalking for a book I wrote last year. I was amazed at the amount of 'normal' people I met who had been stalked. The stories I was told had nothing to do with a bit of winking across a bar and a couple of Valentines being sent to the house. The people I met were verbally, physically and mentally abused. 

Cyber stalking was extremely prominent among the women I interviewed but the reasons behind the stalking were completely varied.

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