Online Harassment & Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying & Online Harrasment
It used to be that bullies and harassers spewed venom while loitering on street corners. Nowadays, they can exploit the anonymity and the global reach of the Internet to torment and persecute you and your loved ones. All too often, victims of online harassment blame themselves, asking what they might have done differently to have prevented this abuse. But it isn’t’ your fault. And you don’t have sit back and take it.
Online harassment can take many forms. Sometimes bullies send wounding or threatening messages via email, text, and social media platforms. Others spread lies or vicious rumors electronically. There are harassers who impersonate their target by creating fake social media or email accounts. Still others post (or threaten to post) photographs or videos of a sensitive or intimate nature to hurt, shame or extort money.
When children are being badgered online, it is often termed cyberbullying. And it isn’t just a phase that all kids must endure. Studies show cyberbullying can cause depression and long-term psychological scars in children. You can’t just wait for the problem to go away.
At the law firm of Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA we will apply the full weight of the law to stop online harassers and bullies in their tracks. We’ve developed a comprehensive approach deploying every legal means to remove embarrassing and intimidating content and to punish the offenders.
When you contact the online harassment experts at Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA, we’ll hear you out carefully and empathetically.
Then we’ll come up with a swift plan of action that may include:
- Suing the harasser for monetary damages
- Obtaining restraining orders
- Contacting law enforcement to report any criminal activity
- Formally contacting schools and workplaces so they can take administrative action
- Erasing damaging online content
- Forcing creators of fake profiles to take them down
Victims of online harassment are often afraid or ashamed to come forward. That’s especially true when the persecution is sexual in nature or involves information, photographs, or videos that were originally intended to be private.
But you don’t have to suffer in silence. Know that if you are being harassed, stalked, or threatened online, it’s never your fault. You have a right to control your digital space and identity — as well as your photographs and videos.
Contact us below today to find out how we can help.
Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA works with online marketing experts to monitor and prevent intellectual property infringement and cyber-attacks. Our team uses deep web search tools to help our clients monitor what is being said about them and discover unfair trade practice, counterfeiting, and infringement of intellectual property rights. Our team helps clients find out about these issues and address them before they become problems.