TROLLING

TROLLING

Trolling is when any user intentionally causes distress by posting inflammatory comments about someone else on a public forum. You can protect yourself from trolls by taking the following actions

  • Ignore the troll Never respond to nasty, immature or offensive comments. Paying attention to trolls only gives them more power
  • Block the troll Take away the power by blocking them. If they pop under a different name, block them again
  • Report trolls Report trolls to site administrators. If they pop under another name, report them again. If they continue, contact the police
  • Talk with family and friends If you are upset with a troll, talk about it with your friends and family. Always remember, it is not your fault it’s them.
  • Protect your friends from trolls If trolls are upsetting to a friend, tell them to ignore, block and report. Tell their family, and encourage them to seek support.