We are committed to continuing to provide our services for free. That is correct - there is no charge for our service – never has been. If the threats or comments are detrimental to your health, safety, or occupation, you might want to consult with an attorney who specializes in harassment, defamation of character, false light, intentional infliction of emotional distress, or similar types of civil action.A letter sent from an attorney (on law firm letterhead) to the bully may be all that is necessary to get the bullying to stop.I can only imagine how frustrating this is after experiencing emotional and psychological suffering – and then realizing that you can’t afford to get legal help.Another problem associated with pursuing a bully through civil action is that, even if you are successful and a judge or jury rules in your favor, it can be difficult to determine an appropriate damage amount.Also, please be careful not to retaliate – or do anything that might be perceived by an outsider to have contributed to the problem.Do not respond to the cyberbully except to calmly tell them to stop.
To be sure, some web site administrators are better and quicker at this than others.
If they refuse, you may have to take additional actions.
If you are ever afraid for your safety, you need to contact law enforcement to investigate.
In a country such as ours that values free speech so highly, many people genuinely believe they can say whatever they want, to whomever they want.
We know that is not true, but it isn’t clear where exactly the line is.