Stalking is the willful, malicious or repeated harassment or following of another person that would cause a reasonable person to feel alarmed or to suffer emotional distress. In general, stalking refers to repeated harassing and/or threatening behavior by an individual.

This behavior may include, but not limited to: following a person; appearing at a person’s home, school or place of business; making harassing phone calls; leaving written messages or objects; or vandalizing a person’s property. Unwanted contact between two people that directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear can be considered stalking.

Source: The Law Regarding Stalking Current Through All 2001 Regular Session Acts. LA R.S. 14:40.2 Stalking.

Cyberstalking (also know as online harassment or electronic stalking) is the persistent offensive, threatening communication through the Internet, via e-mail, chat rooms or instant messaging or through other electronic means.

“It doesn’t matter whether you love them, hate them, give them compassion or give them anger — they’ll take any emotion you offer. Whatever you have, they’ll take it. All they really want is a reaction — good or bad. There’s nothing you can do to please this person. -Stalking survivor

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