The internet has really changed the way that people stay in touch with each other and communicate. This gives people a level of access to one another that they have never had before. In some cases, these online interactions can turn into stalking.
Do not underestimate the impact of doing this. Some people refer to it as mere "internet creeping," as if it is a harmless activity. While it can be, you could find yourself facing legal charges when lines are crossed.
To know if it is venturing into the realm of stalking, consider if you:
Stalking is illegal, and action may be taken against you, even if you did not realize that you did anything wrong. When this happens -- especially if it is just a misunderstanding -- you need to make sure that you know all of the defense options you have.