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Guidance for dealing with online abuse/harassment

Social media has changed the way students and universities communicate and interact. Its use creates new opportunities to engage with audiences who are interested in our wide range of academic, social, sporting and cultural activities. Social media can also be a challenging and distressing space to navigate and it’s important to stay safe online. If used inappropriately it can cause serious and lasting harm to peers and staff around you.  

Anyone can be bullied or trolled on social media. It can be really hard to know what to do if it happens to you or someone you know. This page contains some advice on staying safe and responsible online and for how to cope and report inappropriate behavior if you experience it.