Say No To Online Harassment
You have the same rights online as you do offline. If someone is engaging in online conduct with the intention of causing you harm, the Protection from Harassment Act can help you.
Even if you do not know the identity of your harasser, you can apply for a protection order by taking the following simple steps:
- Complete an Application for Protection order.
- Lodge the completed form with your local Magistrate’s Court. (look for the Clerk of the Court)
- The court can ask your ISP for assistance, and may issue an interim order to protect you.
- If necessary the court will make this a final order and issue a warrant of arrest which can be used if the harassment continues.
- The Women’s Legal Centre has published A Simplified Guide to the Protection from Harassment Act.
- The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s web page on harassment, including an Application for Protection order.
- Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions has details of the legislation and regulations.
- If you are being bullied or harassed by someone on Facebook,
this link may be useful to you.
- If you have an online harassment complaint which involves one of ISPA’s members, you are welcome to contact us, and we will try to assist you further.