Steps you can take to if you’re being harassed online;
Online pests are fucked. Let’s not muck around here.
There is nothing worst then feeling like your whole world is collapsing around you just because some peanut has nothing better to do then find enjoyment from harassing people online.
Good news is – most of these people all follow the same template;
- Hateful comments
- Hateful messages
- Disclosing personal information about you
- Finding your friends and family
The goal is to make you self doubt and feel unsafe in your own home. Blocking doesn’t always help due to the amount of accounts these people can run at any given time. Snapping back at them feed the fire.
Why is know this good? Because you can have this in mind before you start putting your self out there on the internet.
Proactively preparing for online trolls is much better then being reactive when the lock onto you.
I will post way to proactively clean up your digital footprint here once I have wrote it.
Too late for proactive?
If you are already in damage control, I think you have 3 options;
- Remove yourself from the internet
- Prepare the Hunters and fight back
Ignoring > Do nothing. Let them spam the shit out of you and your friend in hopes they will bore and eventually move on.
Blocking > Do not response to any of their messages or threats, just block, block, block and block.
Remove yourself > Say fuck it, I’m out. Delete all of your accounts, change your emails and other details. Ghost the fuckers.
Fight back > Remove the one thing that they have going for them…their anonymity. If they want your attention, give it to them. Dig deep on their accounts to find out who they are, where they are from. Then you are better set up to report them to authorities.
Reach out to me and I will do my best to help you out.
Or book an online investigation.
I have also set up an encrypted support group for any dealing with online harassment. The goal to create a space for people to get stress and frustration all their chest and to be around people who can relate.
Contact me if you are interested in joining.