Online abuse happens on various platforms on the internet such as social media, chat, forums, etc. When faced with online abuse, you should see what the anti-abuse policy of the platform is, and what steps the platform recommends for you to stop it.
You can also directly approach the police station or cyber cell to file a complaint.
When you go to the police station to complain about a case of online abuse that you have faced, they will ask you to file an FIR. You should make sure you give all the information you know about incident and abuse that you have faced.
Cyber Cells are present in every State and some police stations may have a unit designated to work on cyber crimes. These cells or units will look into and help you out in cases of online violence such as online stalking, hacking, etc. In many states, you can file a complaint online through the website of the cyber cell.
You can also lodge a complaint by using the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Online Crime Reporting Portal. You may be redirected to a specific State Government’s website to register a complaint. Register a complaint in the section “Services for Citizen”, and click on “Report a Cyber Crime ”. You can report anonymously or with identification, and you can track your complaint as well.
You can also directly file a complaint on the Cyber Crime Reporting Portal. Complaints can also be made anonymously. You can complain against various cybercrimes by selecting the option ”Report Cyber Crime Related to Women/Child’’ or ‘‘Report Other Cyber Crime’’.
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