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Trolling is when a user intentionally causes distress by posting inflammatory comments on a public forum.


You can protect yourself and others against trolling by taking the following actions:

Ignore the troll

Don't respond to nasty, immature or offensive comments. Giving trolls the attention they want only gives them more power.

Block the troll

Take away their power by blocking them. If they pop up under a different name, block them again.

Report trolls

Report trolls to site administrators. If they pop up under a different name, report them again. If they continue, contact the police.

Talk with family and friends

If a troll upsets you, talk about it with friends and family and remember, it's not you, it's them.

Protect friends from trolls

if trolls are upsetting a friend, tell them to ignore, block and report. Tell their family and other friends and encourage them to seek support.

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