Online Abuse Policy


Online abuse

Being the target of online abuse is not easy to deal with. Knowing the appropriate steps to take to address your situation can help you through the process.

When to report it?

We’ve all seen something on the Internet we disagree with or have received unwanted communication. Such behaviour does not necessarily constitute online abuse. If you receive communication with another user that you do not like, delete that user. If the behaviour continues and you feel it constitutes online abuse, we recommend that you contact us on support@ivfbabble.com.

Abusive users often lose interest once they realize that you will not respond. If the user in question is a friend, try addressing the issue offline. If you have had a misunderstanding, it may be possible to clear the matter up face to face or with the help of a trusted individual.

Take threats seriously 

If you believe you are in physical danger, contact the local law enforcement authorities who have the tools to address the issue.

If you decide to work with law enforcement, make sure to do the following:

  • document the violent or abusive messages with print-outs or screenshots
  • be as specific as possible about why you are concerned
  • provide any context you have around who you believe might be involved, such as evidence of abusive behavior found on other websites
  • provide any information regarding previous threats you may have received

You can report the content to IVF babble here

Reach out to the people you trust.

When dealing with negative or hurtful interactions, it can help to turn to family and friends for support and advice. Often times, talking with your relatives or a close friend may help you figure out how you want to handle the situation or let you express your feelings so you can move on.