Harassment online by email is a serious concern for many people. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 is intended to prevent 'stalking' and other similar unsocial conduct. It states that a person must not pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment of another, and which that persons knows, or ought to know, amounts to harassment of another. This includes by email or by other computer related means such as discussion forums, for example. FE and HE institutions must ensure that information technology facilities are not used in such a way.