January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and the Yolo County District Attorney's office is offering tips to keep you safe.

Stalking, in it's basic element, is targeted violence.

"The course of conduct where one person would cause another person to feel fear," Julia Hernandez with the DA's Victim Services office said. 

So what do you do if you think you're being targeted?

"Keep a little notepad to make notations of things like that, so that someone else seeing that journal would also see that pattern," Hernandez said. 

If you find you are being victimized, take steps to protect yourself, which could include deleting your social media accounts, or changing passwords, screening calls and varying your daily routine.

Most importantly, don't suffer silently. 

"Let people know and get help if you do feel like you are being a victim of stalking, because there are resources out there," she said.