How do I block someone and will they know?

How do I block someone and will they know?

To stop harassment and stalking from escalating - block, block, block

If you are being trolled, bullied or harassed on Facebook and you think it may pass then you could just add them to add them your restricted list. Putting someone on the Restricted list means that you’re still friends, but that you only share your posts with them when you choose Public as the audience, or when you tag them in the post.

For example, if you're friends with your boss and you put them on your Restricted list, then post a photo and choose Friends as the audience, you aren’t sharing that photo with your boss, or anyone else on your Restricted list. However, if you tag your boss in the photo, or chose Public as the audience, they’ll be able to see the photo.

How do I add them to a restricted list

  1. Go to the person's profile page
  2. Click the down arrow on Friends box
  3. Click on Restricted

If you want to take them off the list

  1. In the upper right hand corner there is a padlock with a drop down menu
  2. Click on settings
  3. Go to your Blocking which you will find on the left hand side under Privacy and Timeline and Tagging
  4. Select Blocking
  5. Restricted list is the first option, click Edit List
  6. Select the person you want to take off the list, then they will see your posts again.

What if I want to Block them?

If you have been harassed for more than 2-3 weeks or if you have been assaulted, asked to provide inappropriate pictures etc. You may want to block someone immediately. Blocking the person really helps stops things from esculating.

Some people worry that they won't be able to see what the person is saying. But experience shows, that if an abuser knows you can see their FB they will put things on they want you to see. In other words they start using FB or any other social media as tool to get to you. If you can't see it and they know it, then it takes away that power. .

What happens when you block someone?

Blocking allows you to prevent most interactions with someone on Facebook. People you block won't be able to find you in searches, view your timeline, or contact you with pokes or personal messages. In addition, they will not be able to see your timeline posts, comments on mutual friends’ timelines, or that you are a member of the same group as them.

However, there are certain instances when an individual you have blocked from your account may be able to view your comments on the site and vice versa, including comments on a mutual friend's photo.

How do I block them?

  1. In the upper right hand corner there is a padlock with a drop down menu
  2. Click on settings
  3. Go to your Blocking which you will find on the left hand side under Priacy and Timeline and Tagging
  4. Select Block users put the users name or email in the box provided click block
  5. You can also unblock them at the same place.

If you block users from seeing your FB also block them from sending you messages!

 
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