1. Report the account/ group on the social media platform, immediately.

2. You can conveniently launch an official complaint against your cyberbully on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal.

There is a specific column where you can report cyber crimes related to children and women. If you don’t want to give out your personal details, you can file a complaint anonymously on this portal.

3. In case you’re unsure about the procedure of officially reporting the account or need any form of guidance, contact the National Cyber Crime’s helpline number.

Their helpline number is active from 9 am to 6 p.m.

4. Save the evidence, record the date, time, and description of the incidents in the form of screenshots.

The easiest way to save the evidence for record and future use is to take screenshots of the incidents where you’re being cyberbullied. This comes in handy when you have to officially report cyberbullying.

5. There is nothing wrong with seeking professional help to overcome your trauma.

Being a victim of cyberbullying can take a toll on your mental health. Please know that there is nothing wrong with seeking professional counseling and guidance to process your traumatic experience.

6. Don’t shut yourself out or bottle up your emotions, talk about it.

Remember that cyberbullying is a criminal offense and no one has the right to victim-shame you. If you can, muster up the courage to talk about your experience. It might help and guide a lot of other people who are going through the same thing. You’re not alone.  

Topics #cyberbullying #internet crime #social media troll #trolling