What to do if someone is harassing you online
If someone is harassing you online, what you most likely need is someone whose advice you can trust to give you the solid support that you need, as soon as possible.
If someone is harassing you online or if you are the victim of online abuse, you are most likely feeling stressed, fearful, anxious and even full of panic. For some, this may sound like an understatement.
If someone is harassing you online, what you most likely need is help as soon as possible. There are however, many reasons that could be holding you back from seeking help. It could be that you know and fear the harasser and their threats. Or it may be that you don't know who it is who is harassing you but feel that legal help could be outside of your financial budget.
Long-term online harassment, might turn you financially broke. It could be that you feel ashamed of the information that is posted about you on the internet, whether the information is true or not. Often it will be a mixture of things with truths and lies blurring into one image that your harasser has created on the internet about you. It could be that you have a business or that you are someone who is in the public eye and you need to ensure that you enlist the help of someone that can work swiftly, delicately and without media attraction.
Most importantly perhaps, you might only want to seek help from someone you can trust. You may feel that drawing attention to the fact that someone is harassing you online, may inhibit your education or career and that some people might want to disassociate themselves from you despite you being a victim here.
The awful news is that if the harassment of you is on the internet, it is unlikely to go away by itself and it can so often spiral and escalate and create even more anxiety because of this reason. You could go financially broke very quickly.
If you have a business, it might dry out. If you rely on your personal reputation to get work, over time, as the harasser slowly destroys your reputation with online defamation and harassment, you will also discover that people do care about what is written about you on the internet. If you are able to obtain legal advice and to take positive action now, then do it right now. Don’t wait or delay it because time isn’t necessarily on your side.
The good news is that there is advice available to you right now. If you call us to tell us that someone is harassing you online, we will know what to do and we will be able to help you as quickly as possible. In most cases, within a day or two, we will be able to assess your case, put a well-thought out strategy in place, having considered all your options holistically and then, we will do whatever it takes to achieve success for you.
Our priority is to protect you and keep matters as private as possible. If you have been suffering in silence, whatever your reason is for not speaking out about your online abuse we urge you to call our friendly, specialist internet harassment lawyers for a confidential talk because you will immediately feel better knowing that there is help here and understanding. It will be immense relief, we promise