Stalkers. Initially quite amusing or flattering. Then annoying. After that, you’re trapped in their world. The stalker is the predator. You are the prey. Welcome to the start of your misery.
Psychologists often group individuals who stalk into two categories: psychotic and nonpsychotic. Stalkers may have pre-existing psychotic disorders such as delusional disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophrenia.
Some stalkers develop an obsession for another person with whom they have no personal releationship. When the victim does not respon as the stalker hopes, the stalker may attempt to force the victim to comply by use of threats and intimidation.
Anonymity places the cyberstalker in an advantageous position. Being unknown to the target, the stalker can be in another country, province, around the corner of the street or in the next workstation. The perpetrator can be a former friend or lover, a complete stranger met in a chat room, or a teenager who wants to play a joke.
Never reason or bargain with a stalker, this is a futile endeavor.
Cyberstalking and cybercrimes against women are on the rise as more and more private information becomes easily accessible on the internet.