Stalking 2.0: How Technology Is Used to Stalk

This webinar was presented on April 5, 2022.

Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous and often misunderstood crime. Stalkers use—and misuse—a variety of technologies to locate, surveil and monitor their victims. This webinar explores the dynamics of stalking, focusing on the highly contextual nature of the crime and discussing common technologies utilized by stalkers as well as evidence preservation and safety planning strategies. The webinar was facilitated by Dana Fleitman, Training and Awareness Specialist at the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC).

About the Speaker

Dana Fleitman (M.A.Ed.H.D) has been with the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) since 2018. In her role as Training and Awareness Specialist, she provides training and technical assistance to multidisciplinary professionals across the country on recognizing and responding to stalking. Dana is a skilled trainer who leads in-person and online workshops on topics including stalking behaviors and dynamics, stalking on campuses, the use of technology to stalk, risk assessment, and safety planning. With a focus on public awareness, Dana also authors original resources – including ready-to-use curricula, discussion guides, and publications on stalking – and leads SPARC’s National Stalking Awareness Month efforts each January, designing and creating SPARC’s social media campaigns as well as infographics and videos year-round.

Prior to joining SPARC, Dana was the Senior Manager of Prevention and Training Programs at Jewish Women International (JWI). At JWI, she created, delivered, and managed multiple educational programs on intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and healthy masculinity for audiences ranging from teens to professionals in the field, with a special emphasis on college campuses. Her previous work includes coordinating training and technical assistance for the HHS Office of Adolescent Health teen pregnancy prevention grantees. She also has direct service experience with groups including foster teens, refugees, and recent immigrants.

Dana graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development. She is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

About the New York State Training and Technical Assistance Center

The New York State Training and Technical Assistance Center is a collaborative effort of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, and New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.