Engaging Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence.

Your classmate says their ex keeps following them after school and it creeps them out.

Do you tell them it’s just a coincidence?

Why Draw the Line

When we take these situations lightly, we support an unhealthy and potentially threatening environment.

When to Draw the Line

Stalking is conduct toward a person that makes them fear for their safety and it is a form of sexual violence. Stalking behaviours may include following someone, making unwanted calls, threats or watching them. In Canada, stalking is illegal.

How to Draw the Line

There is always more than one option for a bystander. Take a stand safely and do something you feel comfortable with. You can:

  • Support and believe them: Listen to their experience and validate their feelings.
  • Check in with your friend: "Are you ok? Let’s talk to someone."
  • Report it: Tell someone you trust - a teacher, a principal, a parent/caregiver or elder.


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