Snapchat is known for its fun features, and easy way to send fun videos and photos with family and friends. Although the app provides users with a fun way to share their lives, it also allows for abuse to happen. If you are being harassed through messages and content and want to know how to report someone on Snapchat for harassment, keep reading.
How Often Is Snapchat Used for Harassment?
Unfortunately, Snapchat makes it very simple for users to be harassed and taken advantage of. In today’s digital age, most teens and or adults use platforms such as Snapchat to communicate with loved ones or meet new people online. This makes it extremely easy for others to contact one another whether it is in a friendly manner or harassment.
There have been many reports on the platform stating that users, mostly teens or young adults are being harassed by online predators who are disguising themselves as people of the same age and asking for explicit content then later blackmailing them unless they pay a ransom. This is known as internet sextortion and it’s on the rise, with the help of popular platforms such as Snapchat.
What Happens If You Block Someone on Snapchat for Harassment
Once you block someone on Snapchat, they will no longer be able to contact you. They won’t be able to view your story or send you snaps or chats.
Although blocking stops all contact with your harasser, it does not stop them from creating another account disguised as someone else and continuing the Snapchat harassment, which many of them do if they have no other way of getting a hold of you.
How To Report Someone on Snapchat for Harassment
Snapchat has made it very simple for users to report any abuse they may face on the platform. They provide step-by-step instructions on how to do so on their website.
To report a Story on Snapchat, press and hold on to the offending Snap and tap ‘Report Snap’ to let them know what’s going on.
To report a Snap someone sent you, press and hold on to the offending Snap and tap ‘Report’ to let them know what’s going on.
To report a Snapchat account, press and hold on to that Snapchatter’s name and press the “More” option (or tap the ⚙ button). Select ‘Report’ to report the account and let them know what’s going on.
To report a Story on the web from your computer, click the ⋮ button on the video, then click ‘Report’. To report a Story on the web from your phone or tablet, tap the ⋮ button on the video to report it and let them know what’s going on.
If you feel like the harassment will never end, and your life is in danger, it’s important that you take an extra step and report the harassment to your local authorities. They can help if the person doing the harassment is someone you know, and you have proof.
Things can get a tad trickier if the person is disguised behind a fake account and you are not sure who they are. This is where we recommend reaching out to blackmail experts who are far more equipped in handling cases like this to help you uncover the harasser and help put an end to the abuse.
By following these steps, you can report someone on Snapchat for harassment and help put a stop to the abuse. Remember, you are not alone and there are people who can help you through this difficult time. Call Our 24/7 Online Harassment Helpline, If You Are a Victim.