We regard cyberstalking as an extension of 'offline' stalking and consider online contact by stalkers with their victims as one of the many tools in the stalker's arsenal, rather than a new crime. The majority of cases the National Stalking Helpline deal with involve elements of both online contact, for example emails or messages posted on social networking sites, and offline contact, for example sending gifts or following. Cyberstalking should be treated as seriously as stalking and we think there should be a consistent response to victims of stalking, whether the stalking takes place online of offline.