Twitter has just updated its rules to help protect users from abuse and spam.
Abusive behaviour has been targeted with a new “I’m reporting an abusive user” page:
This makes it so much easier to report abuse than previously. Hopefully, this will also discourage abusers.
Australian cybersafety website ThinkUKnow has installed a “report abuse” button on its website.
Once you click the button, you may select whichever aspect of abuse that is the one you want to report.
The site also gives advice on cyberbullying, scams and viruses.
Facebook has a Help Centre that enables users to deal with different types of abuse or violations. They include:
Report a violation
Secure a compromised account:
and more. Check this link for all of the ways Facebook can assist if there is a problem.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have a very handy page where you can:
- Report offensive sites
- Access the Kids’ Help Line via chat
- Report suspicious online behaviour to the Australian Federal Police.
The Australian National Child Protection Clearinghouse has recently published a resource sheet regarding online safety. With practical tips for parents on:
as well as a range of national and international resources, this document is well worth a read.