Harmful Digital Communications
If someone deliberately sends you messages or posts material online that causes you serious emotional distress you can get help under the Harmful Digital Communications Act (external link) .
How you can get help
This flowchart (see below) shows how you can get help. It uses the example of someone who's being bullied - but there are many different kinds of harmful digital communications. Examples include when someone uses the internet or mobile phones to:
- send or publish threatening or offensive material and messages
- spread damaging or degrading rumours about you
- publish online invasive or distressing photographs or videos of you.
You can read more about the key features of the Harmful Digital Communications Act.
If you feel in immediate danger or suicidal, call 111.