Trolling is when a user intentionally causes distress, anger and argument in an online public forum for the purpose of disturbing other users. You can protect yourself by taking the following action:
Ignore the Troll - don’t respond to nasty, immature, offensive comments. Giving trolls the attention they want only gives them more power.
Block the Troll - take away their power by blocking them. If they pop up under a different name block them again.
Report Trolls - report to site administrators. If they pop up under a different name, report them to site administrators again. If their behaviour continues, contact the police for further advice.
Talk with friends and family - if a troll has upset you, talk about it with friends and family. Visit the Cybersmart Online Helpline or call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.
Protect friends from Trolls - if trolls are upsetting a friend tell them to Ignore, Block, Report. Tell their family and other friends and encourage them to seek support.