When was the last time you (or someone you know) made a joke about having a stalker or stalking someone else? It’s time activist communities are vocal about the fact that stalking is not a joke. Making these types of comments can be incredible harmful for survivors of the real thing.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), and there are tons of ways to get involved. The National Centre for Victims of Crime in the United States created “31 Days of Social Media Messages” that you can use to spread the word. There are Facebook status suggestions, statistics to use in a tweet, and other messages to raise awareness that you can post on other forms of social media.
If tweeting about NSAM seems like slacktivism to you, the NSAM campaign has a ton of other suggestions:
-pass out buttons or other merchandise to raise awareness
-send out a press release to your address book
-lobby an organization to use the National Stalking Awareness Month materials on their website home page or banner
-talk to local community leaders about using NSAM letterhead for the month of January.