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5 Tips on How to Avoid Becoming a Cyberstalking Victim

Modern Times Sep 28, 2020
In this world of modern technology, it's important to keep yourself safe from possible cyber-predators. Learning how to stop a cyberstalker is an important skill to acquire for anyone who spends time online.
The worldwide pandemic has people flocking to online sites for dating, food delivery and socializing. But what happens when you come across a person or account who makes you feel uncomfortable and wants to take your interactions to the next level?
Most of us never think twice about posting a location on Instagram or a cheeky picture of our house on Snapchat, but choosing to post personal information such as your address, telephone number or email is always a bad idea.
Avoid Posting Personal Details Online
This may sound a bit silly but Googling yourself regularly is the perfect way to catch if something is amiss. The search results will also help you to see if anyone is posting pictures of you that you may not be aware of.
Google Yourself 
By checking up on yourself you can make sure that no one, such as a cyberstalker, is spreading falsehoods about you.
How many times have you used the same password for multiple sites or made it so easy a toddler could crack it?
Change your Password
It is important to never underestimate the power behind a thought through passcode. Never use your phone number as a password for your email or social media account.
Never, ever open or reply to a call, text, or email that looks suspicious or makes you feel uneasy.
Look Out for Spam
Many of the spam scams ask for you to identify your own personal information. Even just giving away your phone number to someone you don't know could make you a possible victim of cyberstalking.
When the relationship ends so do their right to your Netflix account. Most of the time a cyberstalker is a former lover, and cyberstalking is more prevalent in cases where there have been reports of abuse or control issues.
Change All of your Login Information
According to Harvard University one out of every 12 women (8.2 million) and one out of every 45 men (2 million) in the United States have been stalked at some time in their lives. Follow these tips to keep yourself safe from identity theft and cyberstalking.