What should I do if I'm being bullied, harassed or attacked by someone on Facebook?
Facebook offers these tools to help you deal with bullying and harassment. Depending on the seriousness of the situation:
- Unfriend the person. Only your Facebook friends can contact you through Facebook chat or post on your Timeline.
- Block the person. This will prevent the person from adding you as a friend and viewing things you share on your Timeline.
- Report the person or any abusive things they post.
The best protection against bullying is to learn how to recognize it and how to stop it. Here are some tips:
- Don’t retaliate. Most bullies are looking for a reaction, so don't give them one.
- Don’t keep it a secret. Reach out to someone you trust, like a close friend, family member, counselor or teacher, who can give you the help and support you need.
- Document and save. If someone has posted something you don’t like, you can print or take a screenshot of it in case you need to share it with someone you trust later.
If you feel you're in immediate danger, contact your local authorities.
Visit Facebook's Bullying Prevention Hub for more information, tools and resources.
What should I do if someone is asking me to send or share a nude or sexual picture of myself on Facebook?
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