3 tips to handle online trolls #AAH


In this video Ms Akancha Srivastava- Founder, ‘Akancha Against Harassment’ shares 3 important tips on how to handle online trolls. Please, note them carefully.


Social media has become an important part of expression for us. And, sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between people who are responding to our comments or posts for a genuine discussion or trolling us. But, the 3 tips to handle online trolls will make your online interactions safe.

Most importantly, please remember not everyone who is opposing your view is trolling you. Trolls engage to get emotional reactions and trigger arguments. To spot a troll pay attention to:

  • Is the person responding with off-topic subjects?
  • Is the person responding with insulting memes, images or videos of you?
  • Is the person repeatedly responding with negative statements?


These 3 tips to handle online trolls will come handy when you face similar circumstances.


Firstly, all you need to do to handle a troll is, don’t feed emotional reactions. A troll’s only motive is to trigger an emotional response out of you. Ignoring them always discourages them.


Secondly, if you are receiving too many spams from a troll, please file a report with the platform you are using. Making a complaint is not just your right but also, your duty. Your timely action can save you and other people from becoming a target.


Thirdly, in case you are not satisfied by the action taken by the platform or trolling turns into harassment or humiliation, please file a formal complaint with police authorities and make sure that you submit proper evidence. To handle an online troll, it is important to address the situation with alertness.


Lastly, be strong, when we are online, we will surely come across reactions that are not pleasant but always remember, if these comments and reactions are not threatening or humiliating you in any way, don’t let them bother you.


0:03 Introduction

0:08 Troll – definition

0:26 Traits of a troll

1:21 How to handle a troll

1:24 Do not feed the trolls

2:04 Report to the platform

2:46 File a complaint with the police

3:39 Be strong


ट्रोलस से निपटने केलिए 3 सुझाव


सबसे पहले, आपको उत्तेजित करना या आप से उत्तेजित प्रतिक्रिया पाना ही हर ट्रोल का मकसद होता है। आपका उन्हें नज़र अंदाज़ करना उन कि मनशाओं को निष्क्रिय कर सकता है।


दूसरी बात, अगर इसके उपरांत भी स्पैम जारी रहें या बड़ जायें तो निश्चित रूप से अपने पलैटफोम, जैसे कि फेसबुक इत्यादी को सूचित करें। शिकायत दर्ज़ कराना न केवल आपका अधिकार है अपितु आपकी ज़िम्मेदारी भी है, यह करने से आप अपने साथ दूसरों को भी ट्रोलस का निशाना बनने से बचा सकते हैं।


तीसरी ज़रूरी बात, अगर आपके शिकायत करने पर आपका पलैटफोम सटीक कार्यवाई करने में असमर्थ रहता है तो, पुलिस में सबूत सहित रिपोर्ट लिखवाये। ट्रोलस से निपटने के लिए मुसतैदी अनिवार्य है।


आखिर में, सुस्थिर रहें। याद रखें, अनलाइन आपको ऐसी बहुत सी प्रतिक्रिया मिलेंगी जो आपको अच्छी नहीं लगेंगी किन्तु अगर ये प्रतिक्रिया आपको डराने या शर्मिन्दा करने लिए नहीं हैं तो इन पे ध्यान ना दें।


Watch this quick video & learn these 3 tips to handle online trolls.


Stay Aware, Stay Safe.