Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and other related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. As technology has become part of our everyday lives and more accessible it has become common in society, particularly among young people. Federal, state and local legislators have begun putting laws into place to help combat this growing issues and several high-level awareness campaigns have arisen to combat Cyberbullying.
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Report Bullying or Abuse
Facebook does not tolerate bullying and say they will remove bullying content when they become aware of it and may disable the account of anyone who bullies or attacks another. The best way to report bullying on Facebook is to use the report links.
Removing or Blocking Friends Click on their profile, then on the ‘message’ button dropdown and you will see the option to ‘unfriend’. You can also block a person this way.
If you receive a tweet or reply that you don't like, you can unfollow that person. If they continue to contact you you can block the user (just click on the head icon on their profile and select block user). If you continue to receive unwanted replies and it feels abusive, you can report it