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For Your Protection: Cyber Stalkers

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 09, 2013
and last updated 2014-02-20 06:32:08-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- For many women and men it is a terrifying reality. Being victims of stalkers, or in this day in age, victims of cyber stalkers.

In this week's "For Your Protection", Officer David Northway offers insight into keeping yourself safe when being harrased.

(Watch the full video in the player below)

Tips include:

     -Never reveal your home address

     -Password protect all accounts

     -Be suspicious of any incoming emails, telephone calls or texts that ask you for your identifying information

     -If you are leaving a partner, spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend, reset every single password on all of your accounts to something they cannot guess

     -Do not use sites that prevent you from "blocking" specific persons

Watch "For Your Protection", Wednesdays on WTXL ABC27 News at 5:30 p.m. For more safety tips you can also view Tallahassee Police Department's Facebook and YouTube pages.