What is online harassment?
Online harassment can take the form of stalking, physical threats, defamation, identity theft, impersonation, trolling, exposing sensitive personal information, and (very unfortunately) more
1 in 3 Americans
report experiencing severe online hate or harassment, including sexual harassment, stalking, and physical threats
32% are targeted
due to sexual orientation, religion, race or ethnicity, gender identity or disability
63% of LGBTQ* people
have been harassed online
What is personal digital safety?
Personal digital safety is a set of practices and behaviors to prevent online harassment from escalating to harm and interference with daily life. It's an ongoing process that includes password management, authentication strategies, timely support, access to legal resources, and more.
20% who report harassment
say they feared negative impacts on their professional lives
50%+ of stalking victims
lose 5 or more days from work
The professional is personal.
Online harassment is not just in the headlines; it’s everywhere.
It’s not just “nice.” It’s the business.
Without the proper safeguards in place, your teams don’t know what could happen when malicious trolls target them. Threats, slander, and other vicious messages (sometimes hundreds) can make them:
With the benefit of Tall Poppy, they know what will happen: nothing. And that means everything for your business.
Everybody’s business is vulnerable.
Even if you don’t sell, publish, or build anything online, your information—and your employees’—is out there and exploitable. Adding personal digital safeguards increases your “herd immunity”: The more people who are resistant to threats, the safer the whole organization is.
Are you experiencing online harassment?
9 months or more
How long a campaign of harassment can last
15% of those harassed online
Move house, change their commute, or avoid places to protect themselves
We can do something about it. We can do plenty.
“Anyone can be a victim of online harassment. When I ran Reddit, I called @hypatiadotca when our employees were being doxed and targeted. Recently she and @lgdean founded @tallpoppy to help all companies keep their employees safe.”
—Ellen K. Pao, Project Include Co-Founder, former Reddit CEO
Add online harassment safeguards to your Employee Assistance Program.
Let your people know they’re not alone—and they have options. See whom you should cover.
“Tall Poppy smartly leverages best practices, technology, and the power of the target's employer to mitigate threats and help targets live their online and offline lives fully, with increased peace of mind.”
—Inner Loop Capital, Principal Justin Label
Tools to help people combat/defend against online trolls
The expert on responding to online security+privacy incidents
@hypatiadotca is *the* expert on responding to online security+privacy incidents and I think it's so cool that she's built this whole company around scaling this expertise and making it available to everyone. 🤩
—Akita Software, Jean Yang, Founder & CEO
We want to provide our team with all of the resources possible.
“Given that the line between work and life can sometimes blur together, and how you’re feeling in your life outside of work can definitely affect you inside of work…we want to provide our team with all of the resources possible to ensure that they can work effectively and productively.”
—Tall Poppy Customer, Quoted in Fast Company
Tall Poppy showed us a handful of ways to opt-out.
“We were quite surprised by how easy it was to get a hold of our personal information, especially those of us who have more unique names...and Tall Poppy showed us a handful of ways to opt-out of having your personal data stored within these platforms, like the ‘people search‘ kind of [services].”
—Tall Poppy Customer, Quoted in Fast Company
Help your tall poppies thrive
Tall poppies—people who stand out in their field—tend to get cut down.
Anyone who attracts attention for their work or opinions is at risk of being targeted, harassed, and hacked online. Often (but not always) the targets are women, LGBTQ+ people, and ethnic and religious minorities in:
Our product: software + support
Have some of your employees experienced online harassment?
We can give them what they need to regain their well-being and do their best work.
Wondering what threat level exists for your team?
We begin risk assessment of online harassment in our first engagement with you.
Think your business is too small or too large?
We've got you covered: Safeguard from 1 to 1,000+ employees.
"We're starting with employers, because new kinds of work expose employees to new kinds of risk—and employers owe it to their employees to protect them from workplace risks."—From our blog
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