Happy Tuesday and Happy 4th of July! I hope you’re able to enjoy today with friends and family! 🙂
A few weeks ago, before the #GuruReviewChallenge, I began a two-part answer to a #GuruTips viewer’s question regarding online harassment and potential stalking. She asked what she could do to cultivate a fan base while avoiding sketchy fans, and specifically what to do if strangers obsessively comment on her page (or worse).
This is a serious problem, so I’m getting serious in my answer. I previously mentioned how a member of a Facebook group for actors said I “should be shot.” Does this qualify as a threat and should I go to the police? I explain this and more in this week’s video, so click below to watch!
If you missed the first part of this question, click here to watch and learn how to cultivate an online fan base, and avoid those who are less than sincere.
Remember, even though the burden of proof for stalking in the law is pretty high, there’s nothing stopping you from reporting posts, blocking users, and deleting them from your communications.
But really, the most important thing here is your safety, so if you have even a feeling that there’s a credible threat to your or your family, or you have questions about whether or not there is a threat (or if it is credible), go to the authorities. They are there to answer your questions and help you out.
I hope this helps, and if you have a question on your mind, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll answer it in a future episode of GuruTips for Actors!
Enjoy the fireworks!