Digital Safety

Annir Platform

Annir Platform is a project by Hexa Connection Projects that is specialized in raising awareness about Media & Information Literacy and Digital Safety. Annir contributes towards making social media a safer space by reporting hate speech content.

Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment

A guide written by targets of cyber-attacks that is designed for women, people of color, trans and genderqueer people, and everyone else whose existing oppressions are made worse by digital violence. It details the best security practices for social media, email, online gaming, website platforms, ensuring the privacy of personal information online, as well as the documentation and reporting of harassment, and caring for yourself emotionally

PEN America’s “Online Harassment Field Manual"

A training guide for journalists and writers on how to respond to online harassment and abuse, including building a community of supporters and developing counterspeech messages. The manual was written with and for the group disproportionately impacted by online abuses including writers, journalists, artists, and activists who identify as women, BIPOC, and/or LGBTQIA+. It provides guidance for individuals being targeted, witnesses or allies, and employers supporting staff experiencing online harassment. 

HeartMob

HeartMob is a community dedicated to helping those experiencing online harassment. This platform is an at-the-ready network of supporters available to respond to users’ reports of online harassment and provide positive support messages.  Additionally, the HeartMob community assists members with reporting comments or profiles on social media platforms and maintains documentation for potential legal action. 

TrollBusters

TrollBusters is an at-the-ready network of supporters to respond to women journalists’ reports of online harassment by providing positive counterspeech. Their services include monitoring the targets’ social media accounts for continued attacks, sending continued counter-messaging, and conducting training on digital security and response measures.