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Dealing With Online Harassment

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Legal:

Cal Civil Code § 1708.7
Cal Penal Code §§ 422, 646.9, 653m
Cal Penal Code § 646.9
18 USC § 2261A

Below is some general information obtained online that may be of assistance:

• Select a gender-neutral username, email address, etc. - no cute, sexual.

• Keep primary email address private - use this ONLY for people you know and trust.

• Get a free email account and use that for all your other online activity.

• Don't give out information simply because it is requested.

• Block or ignore unwanted users.

• Don't allow others to draw you into conflict.

• Lurk in a new forum to learn local customs.

• If necessary, change your username and password.

• Watch what you "say" online.

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