The REMOTE REPORTER is a series of videos of 25 minutes or less in which our faculty members share techniques and tips especially calibrated to help journalists and journalism students continue their work while they self-isolate, weather the COVID-19 pandemic and seize the opportunities 2021 has to offer.
In this episode, Viktorya Vilk of PEN America, gives concrete guidance to respond to online abuse and protect yourself and others. As more people are isolating, more people are online and abuse is certain to increase. This session, in partnership with PEN America, covers:
- The types of online abuse and their silencing effects
- Guidance on how to respond
- Blocking and muting
- How to document and report
- To feed or not to feed
- Tips to seek support and offer allyship
Warning: Viewers may be exposed to objectionable material that is racist, sexist, homophobic and more in the examples of this video.
Closed Captioning is available for this video.
Online Abuse Self-Defense
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Quite interesting, although a little too general, but interesting, thank you!
Quite interesting, although a little too general, but interesting, thank you!Read Less
I've experienced quite a bit of online abuse and had to learn the hard way how to deal with it. I even had a subject of an investigation I was working on tr...Read More
I've experienced quite a bit of online abuse and had to learn the hard way how to deal with it. I even had a subject of an investigation I was working on try to have me arrested as a means to intimidate me. This person thought her relative who worked as a NY State Trooper could pull favors for her. Luckily for me, the Trooper assigned to her complaint did everything by the book and there were no charges filed against me. I don't know if any of the tips included in this course would have prevented that incident but the presenter does offer a lot of great advice. This course is concise yet contains a lot of great information regarding documenting abuse. This is a real and growing problem that any journalist should be concerned with.Read Less