It is almost inevitable that you will meet new people online, especially if you visit chatrooms, or use social networking sites such as Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter. Unfortunately, some of these people may behave in an inappropriate manner. Behaviour of this nature can include:
- Online bullying
- Sexually or racially oriented comments
- Uploading adult, illegal or anti-social material
- Accessing adult or illegal sites
- Breaking copyright laws
- Repeated and unwanted contact
If you experience any behaviour that you find inappropriate, encounter offensive material, or know of any abuse happening online, you should report it to the appropriate authorities (we’ll discuss this further later in the course). You should also block the offending user or delete them from your Contact List.