Tuesday tips for staying safe

Stalking: What to Know

The term “stalking” means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.

  • Are you or someone you know being stalked?
  • Is someone repeatedly following you or someone you know?
  • Is someone repeatedly communicating undesirably with you directly or indirectly?
  • Is someone persistently watching you, your home or workplace?
  • Have you been threatened by this person?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be a victim of stalking. If you think you are being stalked:

  • File a complaint with Madison College Public Safety Services in person at the Truax Campus room B1240 or by phone by calling 608-245-2222. Public Safety Officers can help you contact the proper law enforcement agency if the stalking behavior occurred off-campus.
  • Maintain detailed notes or screenshots of all communication between you and the person stalking you (dates, times, places, actions, threats). It will be easier to explain and remember if it is written down.
  • Get names of anyone who witnessed the stalking behavior.
  • Keep your phone with you and have emergency phone contacts readily available. The emergency phone numbers should include Public Safety Services, immediate family members, friends, co-workers and anyone else you feel can help you with your situation.

Madison College Public Safety Services takes stalking seriously! If you or someone you know are being stalked, contact Public Safety immediately at 608-245-2222.

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