The Internet has become a integral part of many lives across the US and around the world. This is especially true for LGBT communities who have become some of the quickest adopters of technology. With so many resources, tools, social platforms, entertainment and communication tools using the Internet, it is also important to keep yourself protected.
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.
Cyberhate is any use of electronic communications technology to spread homophobic, anti-Semitic, racist, bigoted, extremist or terrorist messages or information. These electronic communications technologies include all platforms on the Internet – Web-sites, social networking sites, Web user‐generated content, dating sites, blogs, on-line games, instant messages, and E-mail – as well as other computer and cell phone-based technologies.
Security is crucial for LGBTQ individuals, especially online. In addition to ensuring that our community is protected as policies are being crafted, we want to arm you with tools to protect yourself.
Social Media Security
Keeping the information you share on social platforms private is important, especially to LGBT communities. We developed this resource of links that addresses some of the most popular social platforms, taking you directly each individual platform’s guidelines and tools to keep yourself safe on their site. Do you represent a social platform not represented? Are you having trouble locating information about a social platform you use but we do not have listed? Contact us.
The Partnership does not endorse one technology platform over another. We have reviewed, used or had a member talk to us about the particular way to use the platforms below. Each user should use the tools right for them. If you have question, comment or suggestion for a new platform, please email us at Contact@LGBTTechPartnership.org