In September 2019, Universities UK published their report Tackling online harassment and promoting online welfare, making recommendations to improve:
- student engagement
- the promotion of online welfare, and
- preventative and response strategies.
The Revenge Porn Helpline, Report Harmful Content and the Professionals Online Safety Helpline have been working with the National Stalking Helpline and the National Crime Agency to create an online welfare advice pack for both students and university staff. We hope these advice packs will educate university students to make informed decisions about their online activity and signpost to services for further support should they need to. University is an exciting new chapter for a lot of young people, we want to help keep it this way and encourage positive use while staying safe online.
How you look online is up to you, so take this opportunity to review what is already out there and how you want people to see you when they search for you online
Sextortion? What's That? It's Blackmail
A friend request from an attractive stranger leads to chatting and flirting. After gaining the victim's trust, they are quickly persuaded into sexual acts over webcam. But unknown to the victim, the activity has been recorded and demands for money start
If you have witnessed hate speech online or experienced it yourself in connection to your university, you may be wondering what steps you can take to report it.