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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How Can I Prevent Stalkers From Using Technology to Find Me?

Every January is National Stalking Month. Stalking continues to escalate as our modern tech devices allow someone with even basic technology skills to stalk and harass their victims. Airbags have been at the forefront of the news as the type of tech used to track people, but they aren't the only devices stalkers can use to track your location. Abusive partners can also zero in on your location using your fitness devices, smartphones, tablets, computers even social media accounts. If you are dealing with a stalker, follow these tips:

If you're in an abusive relationship before you take steps to cut off your abuser from access to your devices and accounts, keep in mind that in some cases it could be risky as an abuser could react with anger. If you need help, reach out to The National Domestic Violence Hotline. They have trained experts who can walk you through ways to protect yourself and build a safety plan, and give you referrals to local domestic violence counselors. You can also call the hotline at 800-799-7233. If you do call the hotline, do it from a phone your abuser doesn't have access to like you work number or a family member or a friend.

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