Although bullying, harassment, and stalking remain highly invasive, destructive, and devastating in-person crimes, the bullies can reach you online too, with email, phones, text messages, instant messaging, social media and defamatory websites. It’s easy for bullies to hide behind a computer or device to help them attack and harass someone. Because the bully can hide better on the internet, the seriousness and consequences of cyber harassment can be as severe as, if not more severe than, when you are face-to-face.
If you or someone you know is currently in danger from cyberbullying, harassment, or stalking, call 911 your local law enforcement officials. DON’T WAIT!
Threats of violence, child pornography, unauthorized sexually explicit messages or photos, or photos/videos taken in private places should always be reported immediately to your local law enforcement authority.
We have identified five major categories of cyber victimization. Click on each button to find specific information on how to Report, Recover and Reinforce yourself and your personal safety from these types of crimes.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
If you are an LGBTQ individual being bullied because of your sexuality contact The Trevor Project at 866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386).