Posted October 03, 2018 02:28:00 There are ways to avoid being a victim of online harassment in the US.
The article in question has been deleted, but the information is available for you to read in full.
If you have a friend who’s been harassed online, they can find the article here: How to avoid online harassment by someone you don’t know: The best online tools for getting help.
The report is from the University of Pennsylvania.
“The first step is to tell people what’s happening,” said Elizabeth Schulz, associate director of Penn’s Center for Cyber and Society.
“Then you need to tell them that you’re willing to help them get better.”
She suggested using the social-media-reporting tool, InstaReport.org, which lets you report abuse or threats online.
She said she has also found online tools like the hashtag hashtag hashtagredpill, which can help people identify people and situations that are harmful to them.
If that doesn’t work, she suggested starting with the online tools to try to figure out what’s going on, whether you have to physically go to a location or text someone to report it.
You can also contact the FBI’s Hate Crime Hotline at 800-656-7867, which provides free domestic violence counseling.
This article originally appeared in Newsweek.