Telenor in a Battle Against Cyberbullying

Telenor Ric Brown

writer icon Peter Karlsson     Telenor   |   Culture     🕐 09. Mar. 2020

Children, teens and young adults are frequently exposed to harassment online.
"If you find yourself in a situation where you are harassed, bullied or have had your private content shared online, it is not always easy to know what to do. " Telenor states.

Telenor, therefore, launched Nettslett. A service which provides professional help in removing undesirable content from the internet.

“We live in one of the world’s most digital societies and this provides us with experience, for better or for worse. It is a joint responsibility to ensure that our kids and young people are safe online, a responsibility we also share at Telenor," says Ric Brown, head of Telenor’s mobile division.

He continued: "That is why we are now launching the service Nettslett, which will be included automatically in our subscriptions for children, teens and young adults,”

Legal and Psychological Support
Harassment online can take on various forms and have serious consequences.

Whether it involves hurtful texts, threats, or the sharing of nude pictures, cyberbullying most often takes place in secrecy and anonymously.

If you find yourself in this kind of situation, it is important to have someone to turn to. With Nettslett you will be provided with both legal and psychological support.

“No one should feel unsafe online. Yet more and more young people say they are being bullied and have experienced that private or embarrassing pictures of them are shared online. This is unacceptable and something must be done about it. Nettslett offers professional help in removing undesirable content from the Internet, should you be offended, bullied, abused or threatened. This refers to both things written about you and private pictures that are shared,” adds Brown.

How to Get Nettslett
Nettslett is included free of charge in the subscriptions for children, teens and young adults - U11, U18 and Yng Goodies. All other subscribers can access Nettslett through Telenor’s additional service Secure ID, Telenor explains.

Serious Consequences
Simen Kleveland is a lawyer at HELP and works daily on cases involving people who have either experienced ID theft or had pictures of them spread online.

“Many of the victims blame themselves for what has happened. For some, the experience affects their daily life and concentration so much that they are no longer able to function normally in everyday life. They also run the risk of this affecting other important areas of their life. If undesirable pictures keep popping up in online searches, this can have severe consequences when applying for a job later in life,” says Kleveland.

Kleveland says that many victims feel paralysed. In these cases, the support offered by Nettslett can help them move forward.

“Based on the conflict level, we analyse the situation and provide advice on how to proceed from there. We have good experience from family cases that often involve lots of emotion and drama,” says Kleveland.

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