The guidelines and resources on this page aim to help you guard against online harassment and doxxing.

If any member of the Oxy community is experiencing harassment of any form, please contact Campus Safety at 323-259-2599.

The information below can help you manage your Oxy systems if you are experiencing electronic harassment. Please contact the VP for ITS/CIO directly with any concerns at 323-259-2506 or

Understanding Doxxing

Doxxing involves maliciously revealing someone's personal information to the public, with the intention of humiliation, harassment, or even identity theft. This harmful activity can significantly affect one's public and professional life.

Safeguarding Your Online Presence

Maintaining a responsible online presence is crucial to mitigating risks. Consider the following steps:

  • Personal Audit: Regularly Google yourself to check the kind of information available about you. Be meticulous in wanting some details removed while allowing others to remain.
  • Mindful Sharing: Be cautious about sharing personal details online. Recognize that you have control over where and what you post, even though some public records remain beyond your control.
  • Privacy Settings: Regularly update your social media privacy settings to lessen harassment possibilities.

Controlling Your Data

You can regain control over your data existing on the internet with these steps:

Enhancing Account Security

Ensure your account security is robust:

  • Strong Passwords: Change your passwords regularly and use distinct passwords for different sites. Refer to Oxy’s guide on strong passwords. We recommend using a password manager such as LastPass or 1Password for optimal security.
  • Limit Third-party Access: Be wary of third-party applications requesting access to your social media information, as they might misuse the data.


    By staying informed and proactive, you can safeguard your online presence and maintain a healthy digital environment for yourself and the broader Oxy community.

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