Start the session by asking participants:
Ask them to offer examples of tactics they have seen used by those groups or individuals to address or counter online harassment, or tactics that they themselves have used. Have participants write these on post-it notes.
Share some recommendations of basic practices for denouncing online violence against women that are commonly used, as well as any NGOs or collectives that can provide assistance in response to such harassment:
It is recommended to avoid clicking on any links that may be received in messages or other communication sent by harassers, as they could potentially lead to malware being installed on a user’s device.
During this part of the session, you should also demonstrate to participants how they can block users and report profiles or posts on Facebook and Twitter, in addition to any other social media platforms that they frequently use. Make sure to research these before the training so you are up to date, as these processes unfortunately tend to change quite frequently (as do account privacy settings).
If you would like to offer participants an opportunity for some hands-on practice, have them break off into small groups and look for pages or profiles that may be targets of online abuse or harassment - for example, they should try out documenting any posts or profiles on Facebook that are actively perpetrating such harassment, and then filing reports using the established process.