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Discussion in 'Personal' started by emerald52, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    My friend is being harassed by a former husband on social media and through the post. Police have already had words to no avail. I said to just ignore it so it doesn't feed the attention seeking. Any one else got any successful strategies?
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Don't facebook and twitter have the 'block' option? I know facebook does, I've used it for an ex-pupil who sent me a message...

    Not sure about Google+ [remember that?] and Instagram... or other forms of social media.
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  3. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Can she delete the social media accounts?

    Don't know about the post, other than to not respond to it, but keep it as evidence.
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  4. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Just switch whichever device being used OFF.
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  5. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Facebook does a privacy setting so she can block the ex. Not sure about the others. As for the police, I would speak to someone more senior - I think stalking via social media is a criminal offense (or is in the process of); perhaps also check with Citizens Advice on that?
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  6. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Information here.
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  7. missrturner

    missrturner Occasional commenter

    All social media has a block option. On Twitter you can block and mute the account. On Instagram you can also block. Same for Google+. If she searches 'how do I block on.....' Google will bring up a short explanation of how to do it. It may help with the social media side of things.
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  8. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Thanks all. Really helpful and supportive. I think the ex has mental health issues so it is hard to know what is best to do.

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