Being an ally can take many forms online. One of the roles of an ally is to ensure that abusers and bullies are held accountable for their behavior. If you see someone threatening or harrassing one of your connections, report the post immediately and let the victim of the abuse know you’ve done so. You don’t have to confront a bully directly, though doing so can be a powerful display of solidarity. Remember, it is incumbent upon allies to use our privilege in support of others.
About Amy C. Waninger
Amy C. Waninger works with organizations that want to build leadership bench strength from a diverse talent population. She is the author of numerous books, including "Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career." Amy is a Certified Diversity Professional, a Professional Member of National Speakers Association, a Certified Virtual Presenter, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. Her other credentials include two degrees from Indiana University and a "World’s Best Mom" coffee mug.