PRESS RELEASE -- Nov 16 -- According to WHOA (Working to Halt Online Abuse), an organization dedicated to educating the internet community about online harassment and abuse, 73.5% of online harassment/cyber stalking victims (from 2000 to 2006) were female and half of them between the ages of 18-30. Paul A. Falzone, CEO of The Right One and Together Dating offers advice on how to avoid online harassment and cyber stalking as well as compromised personal information:
- Be very leery of any additional information you may post on a personal homepage or social networks
- Avoid using screen names that reveal your identity or location.
- Install and keep computer security software up-to-date.
- When mail or phone contact is necessary use an office phone number and address or a postal box.
- Be aware of any vague or inconsistent information that a correspondent provides.
- Be skeptical of any 'too good to be true' photo.
- Report harassing behavior.
- Be familiar with online resources intended to educate the public about such online issues (www.cyberangels.org, www.haltabuse.org and www.childrenspartnership.org)
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