Trying to remove content considered as cyber abuse?
The Australian Government’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner defines cyber abuse as:
“Online behaviour which is reasonably likely to have a seriously threatening, intimidating, harassing or humiliating effect on a person. It is behaviour that threatens to hurt a person socially, psychologically or even physically.”
Cyber abuse can be worse than in-person abuse because of the far-reaching effects of posting online.
The effects of cyber abuse
The Red Sea Agency had a client who was suffering through defamatory cyber abuse. She lost job opportunities because of the malicious defamatory content.
This is a reality for many people, and if not for our efforts in having the content removed, our client may have struggled carrying on with her career.
We are—of course—not saying we are saviours. But our efforts were successful in this case. And we saved our client a lot of headaches.
Defamation is one of the most successful forms of cyber abuse. For the average online reader, it is not easy to differentiate between some stranger’s opinion and a legitimate source of information.
Examples of cyber abuse:
- posting shocking and offensive material.
- persistent personal attacks.
- sending obscene messages on a regular basis.
- posting sexual videos or images of someone without their consent.
- digitally doctoring photos of people into lewd or explicit images that are posted on social media or pornography sites.*
You don’t have to put up with this content being online
The Red Sea Agency prides itself on being able to help business and individuals get this sort of malicious content removed. If you are looking to have abusive content removed from the web, contact our team today.
*a more comprehensive list can be found here: esafety.gov.au
Are you a victim of cyber abuse?
Not sure how to deal with the situation? The Red Sea Agency can help – find out how today.