Take Action Guide: Online Harassment Resources
If you or your child have been affected by cyberbullying or online harassment, the Take Action Guide lays out the steps you can take to address the problem.
Cyberbullying Parent Guide
Cyberbullying and online harassment can take many forms – hateful messages, posting of embarrassing/explicit photos, and cruel responses on social media to name a few. Some forms of it can qualify as criminal acts and those who have been harmed may need professional help in order to recover. Every case of cyberbullying is unique and knowing what to do to resolve the situation can quickly become overwhelming, time-consuming, and complicated.
In many cases, time is of the essence to take appropriate action, but the steps to take may be unclear. It can take hundreds of hours to research and form a plan of action to address the problem resulting in lost time, discouragement, and frustration. The Take Action Guide was designed to assist an individual or parent who is currently trying to respond to a case of cyberbullying. When this occurs, many questions can arise, for example:
- How can I get the message, post, photo, or video removed?
- How do I contact a social media company to get help?
- Do I need an attorney, and if so, how can I find someone who is qualified in this type of law?
- What does federal or state law say about cyberbullying and online harassment?
- Do I need to contact law enforcement?
- How can I get my archived text messages from my mobile phone provider?
The Take Action Guide answers all of these questions for you and many more. Our goal is to reduce 100+ hours of research and phone calls into minutes so that you can move forward in the most appropriate way for your specific situation.
Product Details: (see overview video below)
– Designed for an individual or parent of a child who is being impacted by cyberbullying
– Walks through what can be done to resolve the situation
– Lists important steps to take and where to start, such as:
- How to respond to an emergency
- How to talk to a child about the situation
- At what point the school or others may need to be involved
- List of mental health or medical professionals who may be able to help and how to find them
- When it may be best to call the police
- Steps to remove content or report someone from 75+ apps and chat forums
- How to contact a mobile phone provider to retrieve transcripts of text messages or phone call logs
- How to define goals, options, and desired outcome
– List of relevant state and federal laws based on location
– Defines various kinds of lawsuits and how to find the proper legal counsel for each
– Contact information for local police precincts and FBI field offices
– Personalized data references based on each specific situation
– Includes the following online harassment resources:
- Conversation Guide
- Example Preservation Letter (request that data be preserved by a platform to potentially be used as evidence)
- Tracking Your Progress Checklist
- Communication Log
- Evidence Log