Greene County prosecutor Stephen Haller told this news organization that individuals frequently utilize social media to harass and cyberstalk other people.
Virtually anyone can become a victim of cyber-stalking. A 2016 report from the Data & Society Research Institute finds that most U.S. internet users have witnessed online harassment.
About 36 percent have experienced direct harassment like being called offensive names, being physically threatened or being stalked.
About half of those who are harassed online don’t know who is behind the threats or harassment, according to Pew. About 38 percent said the messages came from strangers while 26 percent said they just didn’t know the real identity of the person.
IF SOMEONE IS STALKING YOU ONLINE, EXPERTS SAY: