Thursday, March 21, 2002

How do I stop someone from harassing me online?

I was a member of a NING website. I had created a NING site with a simular theme. After 8 months of having my site up, he found out about it. We talked about it and he seemed o.k. with it. The next day I was banned from his site (though that isn't the issue). About a week ago he started to send me strange messages. After a bit they turned into threats like posting my surname on his faceback. Mass broadcasting my e-mail on Facebook and twitter. And posting a video of mine (without my permission) to x-tube and something called pirate bay. All in attemt to drive me away from having a NING site.
NING's response to me when I asked them to do something about was that, they responded "since the messages weren't sent via NING (although that is where the owner of the other site got my e-mail address from), they could do anything about it.
The offender is in the U.K. and I am in the U.S. He is sending the messages from his MSN account to my Yahoo account.
I'm not rich enough to afford a lawyer, so is there any internation organization the deals directly with internet harasment?

Answer on How do I stop someone from harassing me online?

tell the government you are being harrassed online. search government sites to report harrassment.

If I can prove my Italian blood line and become an italian citizen, will I be able to find work in italy?

Also, if I take some time to learn the language (being half Italian) will I ever have a chance at being accepted of a true resident of Italy? I had no choice to be born in the USA and I feel like I have no identity or sense of community here. I want to go to Italy where my roots are and start a new life there. I'm just not sure I will be able to find work, or be accepted as a true Italian. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer on If I can prove my Italian blood line and become an italian citizen, will I be able to find work in italy?

You'll be accepted for sure.
But, consider those points:

1. You cannot be seen as an Italian, and you will not feel as Italian, unless you live in Italy for decades. You'll be accepted as a foreign with Italian roots, what you are.

2. You should have a clear idea of what job or business you are going to do.
It is not easy to do something in Italy, especially if you do not already have Italian friends and if you don't speak Italian.

3. My opinion is that Italy is a very good place to visit, but a bad place to live in.
Before thinking to go to Italy I suggest to chat with some Italians, get information, make some trip (not just to the touristic places). Then, if you really like, plan to move (but still consider points 1 and 2).

Best wishes.

I am Italian and live in Genoa.