How do I deal with unwanted contact?

Today the Australian Communications and Media Authority‘s Cybersmart website is looking at how to deal with unwanted contact online. Advice includes:

  • Don’t respond and leave the site or chat session.
  • Report it to an adult that you trust or to the police, if there is a threat to your safety
  • Block the contact or remove them from your friends list.
  • Change your profile settings so that your personal details are kept private.
  • Don’t open messages from people you don’t know.
  • Keep the evidence. This can be useful in tracking the person posting unsuitable material.
  • Contact your ISP and/or phone provider, or the website administrator, there are actions they can take to help.

See more here.