How to protect yourself against online harassment

A lot of people have told me they’re scared to speak up about online harassment, because they don’t want to be called a “creep.”

You can’t get away with that, right?

Wrong.

Here are seven tips to keep yourself safe when speaking up about harassment online.

1.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

A lot people will tell you that they are scared to ask anyone for help, because it’s too hard to know how to get away from a situation like this.

But a lot of harassment can be avoided if you take time to ask questions about it.

If you’re just starting out, ask questions to make sure you’re not the only one who’s been experiencing harassment.

If someone tells you that you need help, ask them to help you.

2.

Keep it casual.

When you’re trying to stay calm, be a friend.

Being a friend is a big part of staying safe online.

If something is going on in your life, ask for a second opinion.

And if someone is being extremely rude to you, it’s always best to take a second and ask.

Don of course keep in mind that some people might think you’re being mean, but they may not be wrong.

3.

Don ‘t judge.

The internet is a place where people can be cruel, and they can be mean.

So if you’re feeling upset about something, or just curious, it can be hard to judge the behavior of others.

If it’s something that really bothers you, ask what’s going on and share your feelings.

4.

Don’ t get defensive.

If anything bothers you about the harassment, you might be more likely to speak out.

But if you want to share your experience, you have to be able to show you’re hurt, and that you are hurt.

So make sure to keep your emotions out of it.

And don’t forget, if someone you know is experiencing harassment, it is important to support them, not retaliate against them.

5.

Don t put yourself in a position where you feel you’re powerless.

The fact is that you can’t control how others treat you online, or how others think of you.

So don’t try to be a victim.

You have to help people.

And you can do that by speaking up. 6.

Don o t take things personally.

If this harassment is happening to you personally, it will probably be much more distressing than if it’s happening to someone you’re friends with online.

And this is why it’s important to listen to what others are saying, and to try to understand why they’re being so hurtful.

So for example, if you hear someone saying things like, “She needs a therapist, you’re hurting my feelings,” that’s not the same thing as saying “I’m not helping her.

She needs to see a therapist.”

So, remember, there’s a difference between telling someone you need a therapist and saying you’re angry with them.

7.

Don think about the person you’re speaking with.

If your friend or co-worker or colleague is being mean to you online—or if they’re treating you unfairly—it can be really difficult to know what to do next.

You might think it’s best to leave the conversation or try to calm down.

But that’s just not the right thing to do.

Be honest and say something, even if you don’t know what that’s going to do to your friend’s or colleague’s feelings.

And remember, if the person has a problem with what you said, it might be a good idea to say something about it in the future.

Be careful not to say anything too personal or too upsetting.

And make sure that you’re listening to others, so that you aren’t making things worse.