I gave a talk at Cal State Northridge today, and one student asked me what to do if someone keeps contacting you through social media, creating new accounts every time you block that person, or trying to reach you through contacting your friends. This is called cyberstalking. I told her I didn't think there was a perfect answer, based on my own experience, but in the least after you've asked the person to stop and done all you can to stop the person from contacting you, there are reports you can file with the police, so I wanted to share that info here (especially because I forgot the name of one of the reports!)
There are at least a couple of police reports that can be filed when it comes to stalking and cyberstalking, and this may vary by state, so check with your state. Before we get into that though, here are a few things to do if you are being cyberstalked:
Remember, while we oft use the term "stalking" loosely and joke about "stalking" our friends or love interest on social media, stalking is a crime and should not be taken lightly. Your safety is most important. For more information on stalking, visit the Stalking Resource Center, a Program of the National Center for Victims of Crime.