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We get a lot of emails, phone calls, and comments on this blog from adults who are being bullied though technology. We know that cyberbullying negatively affects adults too.

If there are ways you can determine who exactly is making the comments, also document that.

Second, contact the service or content provider through which the bullying is occurring.

We know that is not true, but it isn’t clear where exactly the line is.

And just because we *can* say certain things, doesn’t mean we should.

Along those same lines, familiarize yourself with the Terms of Use for the various sites you frequent, and the online accounts you sign up for.

Many web sites expressly prohibit harassment and if you report it through their established mechanisms, the content and/or bully should be removed from the site in a timely manner.

You should also take the time to check your state laws.

We have discussed some of these laws on this blog and have a summary of many applicable laws here.

If you are ever afraid for your safety, you need to contact law enforcement to investigate.

They can determine whether any threats made are credible.

Do not respond to the cyberbully except to calmly tell them to stop.