"People don't ask to be harassed."

Online Harassment

Online harassment is the act of using the internet to cause harm or cause grief to another person.

This includes :

  • Offensive Emails
  • Threats
  • Denial of services
  • Rumors spread about you
  • Subscribing your email address to unwanted internet services
  • Sending messages to others in your name

What to do

It can be pretty upsetting to log onto your email account and see a million spam emails in your inbox.
To counter this, your email provider usually has an option to change the address of your account.
For example, FAKENAME@yahoo.com may be changed to ANOTHERFAKENAME@yahoo.com.fist.jpg
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