Part 3: Steps to tackle online abuse

An important way of preventing online abuse is to ensure that you act in a responsible and respectful manner when using online social network sites (SNS).

How can I be a responsible user?

See below for things to consider when using SNS.

How can I protect myself from abusive users?

Most SNS offer several ways of excluding abusive users and content from your feed. Before taking action against an abusive user, it can be useful to make a private record, including taking screenshots, in case evidence is required in the future. The standard approaches are blocking, reporting, and muting users. Note the precise terminology can vary between social networking sites.