Queen's University is s committed to providing a positive experience and safe campus for everyone. We believe that incidents of stalking are never acceptable.and the University takes a zero tolerance apporach towards such behaviour. Stalking hurts individuals, communites and reporting it allows the University and the Police to better understand and deal with what is happening.
What is Stalking?
Stalking is defined when an individual becomes excessively obsessed with another, and starts a relentless campaign of following and intimidation, for no reason other than the need to be close to their victim, to gain revenge for their rejection, or avenge a “wrong” they believe was caused to them. Their sole focus is to own or destroy the person they are obsessed with, and will enjoy keeping their victim living a life in fear, believing they have a right to do so. There will be no remorse or concern felt for the victim’s wellbeing, reputation, or their welfare and knock on effect this has on the victim’s family.
Stalking is an obsessive fixation which is powered and renewed with continuous, unwanted contact attempts to their target, using texts, emails, letters, social media, door calling, “drive-bys”, following, suddenly appearing in shops, or visiting places of work. When these attempts to gain contact from the victims fails, it can develop to blackmail or death threats, suicide threats, malicious defamation of the victims’ character, and/or violence.
Cyberstalking is another form of stalking where a person engages in a course of conduct using the internet, e-mail, or other electronic communications devices to pursue or track another person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety, the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress