Learn more about online violence and harassment by taking a self-paced online course or by having a specialised trainer teach you, your newsroom or journalists network about how to manage online abuse.

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Self-taught online courses and guides

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

A self-paced online course with interviews of women journalists who have been targeted by online abusers, as well as practical tips for protecting your data and digital safety. 

The IWMF and Free Press Unlimited’s Totem

A detailed look at trolls and trolling behaviour. The course also provides practical guidance on how to better protect against attacks, including how to document abuse. Available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

The IWMF and Free Press Unlimited’s Totem

Practical steps for better securing your online data and protecting against doxxing. Available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

First Draft

A wide range of training materials on misinformation and online newsgathering. Available in English, French, and Spanish.

James W Foley Legacy Foundation 

Readings and discussions around online harassment in the U.S. context for journalism students. Content located in chapter nine of the curriculum. [Module 9]

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Comprehensive guidance on protecting your privacy along with basic digital safety tips. Directed at journalism students but applicable to all journalists.

Training and workshops for newsrooms and journalist organisations


Training about online violence for newsrooms and journalist organisations around the world and in a range of languages.

PEN America

Training about online harassment for journalists, news outlets, journalism schools, and other media professionals in the US.

Freedom of the Press Foundation

A complete digital security training schedule for journalists and newsrooms in the US.

The Committee to Protect Journalists

Workshops about online harassment and digital safety for journalists and newsrooms around the globe. Available in English and Spanish. 

Center for Ethical Leadership in Media

Training about harassment and building a culture of trust for U.S. newsrooms.

Right To Be

Practical strategies for dealing with online harassment for journalists and newsrooms.

Digital Rights Foundation

Training for journalists, media outlets and bloggers in Pakistan. 

Free Press Unlimited

A comprehensive safety training manual for trainers who train women journalists. Includes an entire day of training about online harassment and digital safety.