Young people experience one form of abuse online or another which can damage their confidence, self-esteem and feelings of personal safety.
You can report the abuse to the social media service or platform it was posted on. Depending on the platform, you can generally block, report, ignore or mute the abuse. For tips on how to protect your personal information, block someone and direct links to report abuse, see the:
You can also report specific online abuse on Facebook through the following dedicated forms by clicking on the link which applies to you:
For any impersonation of AN ADULT:
Sextortion is a form of blackmail where someone threatens to share intimate images of you online unless you give in to their demands. These demands are typically for money, more intimate images or sexual favours.
Perpetrators often target people through dating apps, social media, webcams or adult pornography sites. Sextortion can be used by individuals, often times organized crime is behind it when the perpetrator demands money.
Child Sexual Abuse Material
Child sexual abuse material is visual material portraying a sexual act involving a child. The manufacture, distribution and possession of this type of material is a criminal offence