Online harassment usually relates to threatening or harassing messages sent to the victim
Online harassment usually relates to threatening or harassing messages sent to the victim. It is often repeated attempts to target a specific person by directly contacting them or indirectly using or disseminating their personal information, causing them distress, fear, or anger. Examples of online harassment include the creation of fake accounts and using their pictures without authorisation, with the aim to harass a victim and tarnish his/her reputation.
I am being harassed online — how do I stop it?
- Talk to someone you trust such as a parent, sibling, uncle/aunt, teacher or friend
- Do not retaliate or respond as they might use it against you
- Block the bully and change your privacy settings
- Report the abuse to the service and get others to as well
- Collect the evidence, for example keep mobile phone messages, take screen shots and print social media conversations