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Social Network Cheat Sheet on How to Report Cyberbullying

 

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Instances of cyberbullying, revenge porn and sexting are growing steadily as the number of users on social networks increase. Despite efforts to teach and promote digital citizenship, the anonymity of the internet and the ability to hide behind a computer screen continues to create opportunities for online abuse in various shapes and forms.

Responsible educators should be aware of how to deal with situations as they arise. Sometimes, the best way to put an end to online abuse is to report, block or ban the user. Take a look at this list of popular social networks and a guide to reporting abuse on each one.

4chan.org
Check the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the specific post that will be reported and click “Report post.”

9Gag.com
Click “Report” in the bottom right of the post on the respective post page.

Ask.fm
Click the flag icon on the top right of any post. Click “Block” on questions asked to users in their inbox.

Badoo
Visit the “Reporting options” link in the Help Center.

ChatRoulette.com
Click “Contact us or report a problem” shown on the bottom of the page.

Facebook & Facebook Messenger
Visit Facebook’s “How to Report Things” page.

Foursquare
Visit the user’s profile page, scroll down and click on “Report this person?” located at the bottom of the right sidebar.

Google+
Click the arrow in top right of any post, and click “Report spam or abuse.”

Grom Social
Use live chat or email support@gromsocial.com.

Instagram
Click the three vertical dots located at the bottom right of any photo and click the “Report Inappropriate” link.

Keek
Click on the flag button or the link adjacent to the content in question.

Kik
In the user’s profile, click the three dots in the upper right, and click “Block.”

Meet Me
Visit the
Meet Me report page.

OKCupid
Report any suspicious activity or behavior to feedback@okcupid.com.

PlentyofFish (POF)
Click on “Report User” at the bottom of a profile.

Reddit Forums
Click the “Report” button on any link or comment.

Snapchat
Visit the Snapchat abuse page.

Spring.me
Visit the “Submit a Request” page.

Tagged
Visit the Tagged report page.

Truth
Click the flag in the upper right of a conversation to “Block” or “Report” a user.

Twitter
Visit Twitter’s “How to report violations” page.

Tumblr
Visit the Tumblr report page.

Vine
Visit the Vine report page.

WhatsApp
Block the offending user.

Whisper
Block an offending user from your inbox.

Yik Yak
Click “Report” near the bottom right of the post.


socialapps-70Gaggle’s Safety Representatives continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students. Here’s a popular and ever-growing list of “Top Social Networks & Apps Your Kids Use.”


Categories: Student Safety

Alex Beck Gaggle Safety Management Supervisor

Alex Beck is a regular contributor to the Gaggle Speaks Blog and on Twitter @Gaggle_K12. He tells the incredible stories of how Gaggle Safety Management helps save lives, intervenes in dangerous situations, and keeps districts informed to questionable communications. Alex also has experience in the music business and ecommerce maintaining a self-started music apparel company.

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