I'm being harassed - How do I stop it?

We understand that continuous harassment can be upsetting and we would like to provide you with some tips to help deal with the situation moving forward.

  • Consider using the Block/Mute feature. The Second Life viewer, as well as all Third Party Viewers, has the ability to block/mute other residents. This will not only prevent you from seeing what they are saying, both in public and private chat, but will also completely block their avatar so you will not see them at all.
  • If you are a land owner, adding their account to the ban list of your land will also prevent them from accessing your personal space.
  • If you feel that the person is following you from place-to-place, it may be that you are visiting your regular locations and the person knows this.
  • If you are using a Third Party Viewer, you may wish to make sure that RLV is not enabled, as this can allow a person to track your location as well (the location for turning that off is different depending upon the viewer, and you will need to access that specific viewer's documentation for further assistance in this regard).
  • If, after the above methods, the resident continues to harass you, please file an abuse report under Harassment - Targeted behavior intended to disrupt and provide us with as much detail as possible—including as complete a list as possible of accounts used in the situation—so that we can better review the report.

For more tips on how to deal with harassment, please visit our website:

As with any harassment, if you fear this may have an impact on your real life, such as threats of personal harm or putting your actual safety at risk, we encourage you to also notify your local authorities so that they can assist you in taking the appropriate steps to ensure your real life safety.

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