In sum, it can be difficult to hold bullies accountable for their actions (for both adolescents and adults).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.And just because we *can* say certain things, doesn’t mean we should.Do not respond to the cyberbully except to calmly tell them to stop.If they refuse, you may have to take additional actions.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.
They can determine whether any threats made are credible.
That said, I thought I would take some time here to give the adults who have been victimized out there some general advice.
First, it is important to keep all evidence of the bullying: messages, posts, comments, etc.
If they are, the police will formally look into it.
The evidence that you have collected will help them to evaluate your situation.