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Internet Stalkers

posted Mar 11, 2016 17:13:24 by RyanScotts
They are even worse than real life stalkers because they have a level of anonymity that they cannot have in real life. Do you that is enough reason to make the crime a felony with automatic jail time instead of a misdemeanor with a fine?
Let this monkey go. Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.

~Lao Tzu
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Dandelion said Mar 11, 2016 17:24:27
I think we have a big problem when it comes to the regulation of the internet. Internet stalkers should be held just as accountable as real life stalkers, but the internet still falls in a legal grey zone. I don't have the answers, but it's a sticky situation.
RedSeol said Mar 12, 2016 09:29:44
There was a time when I received calls from unknown people because someone posted my number online without my consent. It was truly uncomfortable. That is why I view online stalkers or any other offensive acts via internet as serious crimes. We use and depend on internet so much lately that we need to feel secure while using internet too. Unfortunately, I can understand that it is not easy to keep tracks on everything that happens on the web. I simply wish reports related to online activities are considered and treated just like real life situations.
Mike Standin said Mar 12, 2016 17:04:12
There are 2 sides to this coin. On one side, Dandelion is right by saying that the legal system still has not fully caught up to the internet. But on the other side, a person could say that internet stalking is not as dangerous because the person is not there in real life, therefore, poses no imminent danger like a real life stalker would.
Jordan G said Mar 13, 2016 03:07:23
Internet stalkers aren't any less dangerous than "traditional" stalkers. With every stalker, you need to assess the level of seriousness to the threat. If a stalker is serious about harming you, it does not matter if you live in their town or not. I can also tell you that most internet stalkers typically know the person they are stalking anyway.
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