Just because something happens online, it doesn’t mean it’s less significant. If someone is threatening or abusing you over the internet, making or sharing videos, gifs or images that are offensive, or targeting you over social media, it is vital that you report it.
Reporting on Social Media
Social media websites want their users to be responsible online, but when someone is using the site to share images, content or material that is threatening, illegal or violent, it’s in their interest as well as yours that it is reported and removed from the site.
Every site has different methods for reporting, but most websites allow you to report individual posts, images or pages.
It’s still a good idea to take a screenshot of anything that is offensive or upsetting, so that you can use it as evidence to report to the site, or to the police, as someone may take down or edit their post after a complaint has been made, or in some cases (like if you’re using Snapchat) the image will be automatically deleted.