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In the past several years, the Internet has often been the source of breaking
scandals, damaging content and negative reviews. A person's online presence can
make or break them and companies are even checking prospective employee's
Facebook and Twitter feeds for potentially hazardous content before hiring them.
With people's lives so publically accessible and cyber bullies rampant and
malicious, online reputation management experts JW Maxx Solutions offer tips on
how to achieve and maintain a positive online presence.
1. Don't engage with the cyber bully.
The best thing to do when dealing with a cyber-bully is to refrain from engaging
with them. By responding directly to allegations and negative content, it adds
fuel to the fire and may incite bullies to attack with more force.
2. Immediately report cyber bullying on
social media sites and keep reporting.
If the cyber bullying occurs on social media websites, report the infractions as
soon as they occur. Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites have a zero-
tolerance policy for cyber bullying. Unfortunately, cyber bullying occurs
frequently and reports can often go unnoticed. Don't give up and keep reporting
any and all comments, posts and messages.
3. Save all damaging posts, comments and messages.
When dealing with a cyber-bully, it is extremely important to take screen shots
and save any and all content. For legal purposes, this content could play a
major role down the line and it is important to document what has been said.
4. Block any and all communication with the cyber bully.
Cyber bullies typically will post more than just one time. In order to prevent
further engagement that can cause mental and emotional harm, it is best to block
the aggressor from posting on your social media sites.
"Cyber bullying can happen to anyone," online reputation management expert and
CEO of JW Maxx Solutions, Walter Halicki said. "The best thing to do is be
proactive and keep track of what people post. This can be done by signing up for
For more information and tips on how to deal with cyber bullying, visit
JW Maxx Solutions is one of the foremost authorities on online reputation
management based in both the United States and Latin America. JW Maxx Solutions
provides positive media solutions to growth-oriented companies and individuals.
For more information, visit www.jwmaxxsolutions.com
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