By Paul Schmitt
The explosion of social media and instant communications has led to increases in harassment that borders on stalking and subsequently restraining orders and law police interaction. Steve Vickman of HELP of Door County says his organization frequently gets referrals through law enforcement agencies to get anti-harassment notices through the courts. He says new technologies can have unfortunately negative consequences.
Vickman says if you suspect you are being stalked and in imminent danger, to contact the police immediately. January is National Stalking Awareness Month which was first started in 2004 by the National Center for Victims of Crime. You can find more information on services provided by HELP of Door County with this story online.