What should I do if I'm being bullied, harassed or attacked by someone on Facebook?
If you feel you're in immediate danger, contact your local authorities for help.
We're sorry if you're having a bad experience on Facebook, and we want to help. Depending on how serious a situation is, you can:
- Unfriend the person's profile.
- Block the profile. This will prevent the profile from adding you as a friend and viewing things you share on your timeline.
- Report the person or any abusive things they post. We take things down on Facebook if they go against our Community Standards.
If someone is bothering you in messages on Facebook, learn more about what you can do.
The best protection against bullying is to learn how to recognize it and how to stop it. Here are some tips:
- Don’t retaliate. Most bullies are looking for a reaction, so don't give them one.
- Don’t keep it a secret. Reach out to someone you trust, like a close friend, family member, counselor or teacher, who can give you the help and support you need.
- Document and save. If someone has posted something you don’t like, you can print or take a screenshot of it in case you need to share it with someone you trust later.
Visit Facebook's Bullying Prevention Hub for more information, tools and resources.