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Online Harassment Resources
Understanding Online Harassment

In the online world, it can sometimes be harder to understand what harassment and abuse can look like. This guide contains basic explanations of the most common types of online abuse, who is most affected by them, and the impacts they can have on those harmed.

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Responding to Online Harassment

Online harassment is not your fault – and there is no “perfect response” to harassment, something you never asked for in the first place. This guide contains some useful tips to help you respond to online harassment.

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How To Strengthen Your Digital Security

Strong digital security is important to protect our data and ensure that harassment doesn’t escalate into further harm such as hacking or taking over our accounts or personal information. This guide walks you through some immediate steps to feel safer and strengthen your privacy online.

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How To Use Social Media Safely

Do you use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, Tumblr, YouTube, or Zoom? If so, consult this guide to help ensure your safety while using these platforms. This guide provides user-friendly information on the privacy and reporting tools available on each of them.

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Bystander Intervention Online

In-person bystander intervention has been popularized in public spaces, colleges, and workplace settings, but online bystander intervention is still a relatively new concept with both new opportunities and new challenges. With our partners at PEN America, we developed a one-hour training that adapts our 5Ds of bystander intervention to the online setting. This guide walks you through using the 5Ds online.

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Self-Care When Experiencing Online Harassment

If you’re experiencing online harassment, it is normal to feel overwhelmed or scared. Remember that there is never a “perfect response” to something unwanted; that being harassed online is not your fault; and that you are not alone. There is strength in recognizing when we are harmed and in taking steps to develop resilience. This guide provides strategies to help you take care of yourself.

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Self-Care for Bystanders Online

When taking care of others, it’s just as important to remember to take care of ourselves. Exposure to online harassment, even if it’s not directed at us individually, can still cause secondary trauma. Take breaks when you need to, and be gentle with yourself – and check out this guide for more helpful tips on doing just that.

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Know Your Rights

In the fast-evolving digital world, understanding our rights is trickier than in the physical world. Some federal laws exist to protect us, while other regulations vary from state to state. This guide walks you through some key definitions you might need when talking to a lawyer and/or law enforcement.

Note: This guide is not intended as legal advice. Law in this area is constantly evolving, and it is best to contact a lawyer in your state for the most up-to-date information and legal guidance.

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Fortify Your Organization Against Online Harassment

We partnered with Mozilla and the Kairos Fellowship to develop an open-source framework designed to help civil society organizations build preventative and reactive processes to their support staff and volunteers in the event of online harassment. This guide walks you through it.

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OUR UPCOMING TRAININGS

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YOU ARE POWERFUL

Remember, everyone can do something. At this time in our history, it is even more important that we show up for one another as active bystanders. Research shows that even a knowing glance can significantly reduce trauma for the person who is targeted. One of the most important things we can do is to let the person who is targeted know, in some way, however big or small, that they are not alone.

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