What to do
Take action to stop the behaviour
- Tell the person their behaviour is inappropriate.
- Ask the person to stop the behaviour.
- Walk away from the person and ignore the behaviour.
- Ask the person to remove harmful or offensive content online.
- Block the person online.
- Do not respond to messages.
Seek advice & support
- Tell someone you trust about the behaviour, e.g. a friend, family member or a counsellor:
- talk about how the behaviour has affected you
- ask for their advice and support about how to respond or deal with the person and their behaviour.
- Seek help from a professional support service, such as Headspace on 1800 650 890.
Record & report the behaviour
- Keep a record of what happened and when, as well anything you or others have done to try and stop the behaviour.
- Keep any evidence, including emails and messages, screenshots of posts or comments.
- Report online harassment to the social media site, e.g. Facebook or Twitter.
- Report the behaviour or seek advice, assistance and support from the University:
- discuss you concerns with teaching staff for support and referrals
- report an incident to campus Security
- Safer Community provide advice, assistance and referrals, including appropriate safety arrangements
- Student Matters provide advice, information and complaint resolution
- Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Contact Officers provide information and to discuss your options
- Counselling provide free and confidential support, contact 9919 5400 for an appointment
- Advocacy provide independent representation and assistance with University processes, including special consideration.
- Make a complaint about discrimination and harassment to the Fair Work Ombudsman or Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission on 1300 292 153.
- If you feel unsafe or threatened, report the behaviour to the Police on 000.