Storing evidence of cyberbullying and harassment online can be crucial for any legal cases that might happen in the future. Although there aren’t many laws in place to protect people from cyberbullying – there are laws in place to protect people from ‘ongoing harassment’ in most parts of the world. After learning how to save evidence of abuse and harassment, use the following information to ensure that you are storing the evidence correctly – in case it is needed at a later date.
The first thing you will need to do is create a folder on your computer or laptop which is where you will store all your evidence such as screenshots, video files or any other visual representation of the offender’s actions. To do this follow the instructions below. Please note, this applies to Windows 10 users. To get further information on how to setup folders on earlier versions of Windows, please see below for related links.
You can go to any location on your desktop and create a folder by:
Once you have created the evidence folder you can repeat the process and create folders for each month. This will help to keep the evidence date specific and easy to access.
You can keep all your monthly folders in the original evidence folder by creating the monthly folder and dragging it into the main evidence folder.
If you need further assistance in creating a folder you can see the Microsoft Support website which provides instructions on how to get the most out of Windows (Version 7 and onwards).
Creating folders on your Mac is simple. Follow the instructions below to get started:
You can create new folders for each month this way and drag them into the main evidence folder for storage. Folders can be created as long as you open Finder first. If you are currently on a web browser such as Safari or other application, the top menu bar will only show options related to that program. You can locate the Finder by hovering over your dock area, depending on how you have set this up and clicking on the Finder icon.