Know your rights: Report, complain, campaign

 

Find out more about online abuse and harassment, what it is, and what you can do to stop it. It is important that we work together to stop discrimination, challenge abusive behaviour online, and provide support to those affected.  

Life online

An online life is something many of us take for granted. Smartphones, email, social networking, online dating, chat rooms, blogs, online gaming, Facebook and Twitter – most of us spend part of everyday interacting with others in this online world.

 

This has vastly increased our ability to share information and views with people around the world. But sometimes these online interactions become abusive and harmful.

 

Whilst online abuse can affect anyone, women and LGBT people often experience abuse as a result of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation - or may be targetted for these reasons. The aim of this website is to provide support and guidance to people who are experiencing this type of online abuse.

 

Sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia can be reflected and shaped in all forms of media channels not just social media – from TV to newspapers to music videos. This site is about online abuse, but you will find a lot of useful information and tools to report, complain and campaign against any media content that you find derogatory or offensive.

Photographer: Felipe Balduino

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