National Stalking Awareness Day 2012
National Stalking Awareness Day is on the 18th April 2012 and the message is ‘Taking Stalking Seriously’ and is run in collaboration with the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research.
All the resources below are available in hard copy for free however we do have a limited number to distribute. You are welcome to download and print off as many as you would like.
Put a STOP to stalking card - small credit card sized resource
Put a Stop to stalking poster - A4 sized poster
If you would like any of these resources please email email@example.com with your request, including the name of the resource you would like.
What can I do?
We want everyone to get involved and spread the word that stalking should be taken seriously. To help with this we will put information on this page for you to read and share with others. We have also written a template letter for you to personalise and send to your MP requesting they look in to what is being done for stalking victims in your constituency.
You can find out who your MP is by going to findyourmp.parliament.uk and download the letter below
Look at our quiz and learn a bit more about stalking then help spread awareness by talking to others about what you found out How much do you know about stalking?
Information for training or presentations
Stalking and Harassment – building a strong case Presentation by Manjula Nayee, Senior CPS Policy Advisor
Impact of Cyberstalking Presentation written by Professor Carsten Maple and Dr Emma Short from the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research
How much do you know about stalking? Quiz written by the National Stalking Helpline presenting the facts and figures about stalking
Informative videos about stalking for training events
See a You Tube video about the cases of Clare Bernal and Rana Faruqui by clicking here
See a You Tube video discussing Tracey Morgan’s experience of being stalked with contributions from ACC Garry Shewan and stalking expert Lorraine Sheridan by clicking here
Find out about the recent debate for stalking law reform by clicking here
See last years BBC Panorama programme on stalking here
Follow us on Twitter @nsad12
What is happening on National Stalking Awareness Day?
- Thames Valley Probation service is holding a Stalking development and training workshop for probation workers, police, court staff and social services
- The following police forces have ordered promotional material; Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Dorset, Surrey, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, West Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Thames Valley, Hertfordshire, Dyfed Powys, Greater Manchester Police, Cheshire, Gwent, PSNI, Cleveland, British Transport Police, Suffolk
- Lunch event in House of Lords hosted by Baroness Brinton to promote stronger working partnerships for victims of stalking
- A parallel event is occurring in Holyrood sponsored by John Finnie MSP and endorsed by Justice Secretary Kenny McAskill MSP.
- Wiltshire police are publishing a story on their intranet about NSAD and putting an image on their external website
- Greater Manchester Police are having a 5 day run up to NSAD on their intranet site giving some powerful messages to all officers and staff. They also have access to a video that was used last April by a drama company for an awareness session. Key messages will run when parts of the video are shown. There will also be a two minute message from ACC Garry Shewan. GMP will also be using the posters/leaflets in public enquiry counters, libraries, community centres etc
- Thames Valley Police are raising a display in one of their local supermarkets using resources provided by the National Stalking Awareness Day Team.
- Hometruths in Swindon and Wiltshire have ordered promotional material
- The National Stalking Helpline and Scottish National Stalking Group worked in partnership to create an information leaflet for victims of stalking in Scotland.
- Universities are launching a ‘Zero tolerance to stalking’ campaign lead by Glasgow Caledonian University, Ayr College and the University of Bedfordshire in England.
- Rape Crisis Scotland has created a stalking leaflet which has been translated in to French, Arabic, Polish, Mandarin, Urdu, Punjabi and Slovak.
- In Norfolk a fleet of First Busses (in partnership with Norfolk Police) have agreed to put the National Stalking Awareness Day posters in their busses
- Brandon Centre have ordered posters and leaflets
- Scottish posters sent to NHS services and police services
- Foundation Housing in Leicestershire will be delivering a training session to staff
- Surrey Police are planning an online campaign including the launch of a video about a victim of stalking via Facebook and Twitter.
If you have been affected by stalking and are happy to talk about your experience publicly then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.