Contending With Online Abuse

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This PEN America website will help users understand online abuse and develop concrete strategies to prepare for, avoid, and respond to it. The interactive Online Harassment Field Manual is full of information for various audiences. Whether you’re being targeted, are a witness/ally, or an employer, there are specific tools and strategies for actively addressing digital abuse. The Manual is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Swahili.

“Whether you’re experiencing or witnessing online abuse, this field manual offers concrete strategies for how to defend yourself and others. We wrote this guidance with and for those disproportionately impacted by online abuse: writers, journalists, artists, and activists who identify as women, BIPOC, and/or LGBTQIA+. Whatever your identity or vocation, anyone active online will find useful tools and resources here for navigating online abuse and tightening digital safety.”