In Canada, cyberstalking is defined as a pattern of criminal harassment via electronic networks which creates a reasonable fear for life and safety.
Canadian statistics on cyberstalking victimization are rarely available to the public. This crowdmap project seeks to provide cyberstalking victims with a voice, by allowing them to anonymously raise their hand to show they have, or are, being stalked online by someone who makes them fear for their life.
A crowdmap is geographical database of anonymous reports from the public, collected by voluntary participation, a tactic known as crowdsourcing.
Reports can be filed through there secure web site, via e-mail, and through apps available for iPhone and Android smartphones. The anonymous data collected will be screened for privacy reasons, and the resultant data made publicly available via the site's mapping and data filtering system.