How to protect yourself from online harassment ?
Technology has changed our lives. We can easily keep in touch with friends in different places, share photos of resorts on social platforms, and manage our lives through various apps. But unfortunately, these all come with downsides, with some people using the technology to harass other people.
Anyone can become a victim of technology-facilitated harassment and violence. If you are being targeted, there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe.

Check your digit footprint

By knowing what information publicly exists about you online, you can take steps to remove it if necessary. You can create a complex and unique password for each of your online accounts. These measures can make it difficult for hackers to gain access to your online accounts, thereby protecting yourself from online harassment.

Check your privacy settings

Review your social media accounts carefully, make sure that your social media accounts have strict privacy settings. On accounts like Facebook or Twitter, set your accounts to “friends only” or “private.” Don’t post your home address, phone number, school or job name, or any other personal information about yourself. If you need to share your phone number or other private information with your friends, please contact them with direct messages.

Protect your phone

Be careful if you use public Wi-Fi, which can be easily hacked. When using the public Wi-Fi, don’t enter your account passwords on your mobile phone. Use strong passwords, and reset them regularly. Use anti-spyware to detect any malware installed. Be careful if you install apps that require access to Facebook or your other contact lists

Block harassing messages

Block harassing accounts, email addresses, and phone numbers. You can block a social channel just like you can block an email address or phone number. Take advantage of all the tools social media services offer. Block or filter users and threads attacking you.

Take practical action

If someone threatens your safety, leaks your personal information, or shares sexually explicit images or videos of you, you can report it to the police immediately. Be sure to save harassing email and messages, or take screenshots of the harassing contents, which are concrete evidence. You can also tell people you trust to get their support.
So, don’t be afraid of online harassment. You can take these steps to protect yourself. At the same time, start with yourself, block and report harassers, and encourage victims to do the same.
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