Seminar teaches safety measures from stalking

A seminar dealing with cyber crimes was held Friday at Del Mar College as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A seminar dealing with cyber crimes was held Friday at Del Mar College as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Crime Victim Services made their way to Del Mar College to train those who help victims of domestic violence with how to spot the signs of stalking, and how it all ties into today's technology.

Because Texas has seen an increase in domestic violence, everyone should be equipped with the right tools.

Here are a few of those tips:

If you or someone you know feels they are being stalked, it is important to be aware that apps like Find My iPhone or Find My Friend can give stalkers the ability to track victims.

Stalkers are known to create a fake social media account to make contact with their victim by posing as a friend.

It's good to go over your profile's privacy settings and be mindful of personal postings. Also, keep your location settings turned off.

Proving your being stalked can be a challenge.

"It's very difficult to prove. The best thing to do is to start keeping a log every time you suspect you're being stalked," Program Manager John Ramirez said. "A phone call, a text message, a sighting -- keep that. Report it to the police and just document, document, document."

The Women's Shelter of South Texas is a great safe haven for those who feel in danger.

For more information, visit tcfv.org.

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