If you are feeling harassed by any online activity that is directed at you or your business, this is online harassment.
For harassment to be committed, there must be a 'course of conduct' (i.e. two or more related occurrences). The posts online do not necessarily have to be threatening in nature, but must be oppressive and need to have caused some alarm or distress.
Online harassment is exactly the same as offline harassment and in terms of the law, it should be treated the same way.
For most victims of online harassment, they don’t know whether to plead with their harasser to stop and how the offender will react or not to respond to their harasser and also, what areas of law are being broken. They don’t know what can be done to help them. They only know how they feel. Often hopeless and isolated.
Public organisations that are meant to help, can’t or don’t, for whatever reason. They are often told that there are no areas of law being broken when they report the online harassment to the police. Possibly understandable, due to the complexities of Internet Law cases and the global reach of the internet. Possibly understandable due to the lack of knowledge but not understandable to the victims. Rejection by those that you turn to for help can push you lower.
You may be considering private prosecution for online harassment but are unsure about what is involved. You may wonder if you can obtain an urgent or interim injunction to stop the publication of something online that is impending.
Cohen Davis are passionate about helping people get their lives back after the multitude of issues that they have faced with the online harassment campaigns against them and we will do whatever it takes to take it to the end with successful outcomes for the harassment - with tight long term remedies. We see each case as a personal mission.
Please read our frequently asked questions about online harassment and do get in touch and see how we can help you: 0800 612 7211.