Written by attorney Gregory Garth Brown

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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