Posted November 10, 2018 07:24:50 If you are using social media, be sure to protect your identity and your privacy.
You may be targeted online for revenge or to share personal information.
You need to use caution when responding to online abuse, especially if you are in a social media network.
We can help.
Here are a few things you need to know.
Avoiding revenge cyberbullying cyberbullies use social media to express their anger or displeasure at others.
They will try to gain revenge on the victim and will use the same tactics to intimidate and manipulate people online.
If you post sensitive personal information online, such as your bank account number or phone number, you risk being targeted for abuse.
You should also use a private messaging service or avoid sharing sensitive information with anyone.
If someone uses your name, address, or other personal information in an abusive manner, it could put you and your family at risk.
Be cautious when sharing personal information You should never share your personal information without your permission, even if you share it to a trusted friend.
If your friends or family member share sensitive personal details with strangers, it is a common practice for them to use those details to blackmail and harass others online.
It is important that you share sensitive information about yourself only with trusted people.
For example, you should never send your medical details or financial information online without their consent.
Keep a record of your online interactions If you find someone you know has used online harassment, report them.
Your actions can help other people who are vulnerable to the abuse to protect themselves.
Keep your online profile, including your profile picture and email address, and any personal information you may have shared online.
When you share information online that you do not have permission to, such a sharing could be a violation of the law.
Report abuse anonymously You may find it helpful to keep a private record of the online activities of people you know.
When reporting an abuse, you can include a screenshot of your screen.
This may help others find the person who used abusive online tactics.
To report abuse anonymously, send a private message to a member of your family or friends.
To do this, send an email to [email protected]
Please include your name and address, telephone number, and email.
The contact details for the victim or family can be found on the contact details section of your contact details.
For more information, visit the website of the Macoupin County District Court.
Report online harassment You can report online harassment through the website that is run by the Macouquin County District Attorney’s office, www.macoupindebate.gov, or by calling 1800 333 200.
You can also report online abuse by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
For further information, go to www.facebook.com/macoupinescourts, and visit the MacourtisCourts website.
Protect your reputation MacoupinsCourts.com provides a platform for people to report abuse online and in person.
To ensure you do so, you may want to take the following steps: • Read the Facebook terms of service.
• Check your newsfeed.
• Read your local local news.
• Change your profile name.
If a complaint is filed, the complainant may receive support from the Macooupins District Attorney Office.
The Macoouquin District Attorney is responsible for investigating complaints against the State.
Report suspected cyberbulling cyberbullers use social and text messaging services to express anger or disapproval of others.
When someone uses cyberbullial language or messages on social media sites, they may be seeking to humiliate or harass others.
Cyberbullying can also be used to gain the attention of others online, particularly by cyberstalking.
You will need to take all necessary precautions to protect and defend yourself from cyberbullied users.
Consider what your profile is worth If you do use social networks and/or text messages, be aware of the risks and take the necessary steps to protect it.
You do not need to share your information to others without your consent.
The following advice may help you decide whether it is worth it to share sensitive or personal information: • Avoid posting sensitive personal and financial information on Facebook.
• Avoid sharing your phone number or bank account details online.
• Keep a private communication in your inbox and log the messages sent to your phone.
• When you are contacted, include a message that is private.
• Do not share personal or financial details on the internet.
Protect yourself online The MacoupisCourson’s Facebook page can be a useful resource for people who need to protect their personal and/ or financial data.
It provides links to useful information on a range of topics including: legal, banking, and other topics.
You could also use the site to contact other people, especially family and friends, who may have information about you.