Law enforcement resources: victim and survivor support

Law enforcement and safety officials often work with victims and community members who need support navigating social media or protecting themselves online. Meta has curated this list of resources that may be especially relevant to victims and survivors of crime for law enforcement and safety officials to easily access when serving your communities.

Helping victims and survivors of abuse

Immediate help

Support hotlines offer immediate help to victims of domestic violence, non-consensual intimate imagery sharing, child exploitation, human trafficking or those struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Suicide prevention resources

Learn how Meta helps connect those in distress with friends or experts who can support them. These caring human connections can help prevent suicide.

Safety and privacy

The National Network to End Domestic Violence and Meta have partnered to offer tips for survivors of abuse to be able to use social media while maintaining safety and control over their information. The guide helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking stay safely connected with their friends and family online.

Stopping sextortion

Sextortion is the threat to reveal intimate images to force you to do something you don't want to do. Developed in partnership with Thorn, the Stop Sextortion hub offers resources for those being threatened with sextortion.

Protecting private images

When intimate images are shared — or threatened to be shared — without consent, it’s not only upsetting but goes against our policies. Learn what steps victims can take to remove the images and prevent them from being shared or re-shared and how to receive victim support services.

Supporting mental and emotional health

The Emotional Health Hub includes resources and tips on specific well-being topics, as well as localized resources for users across the globe. There's also an option to talk directly with a trusted friend or contact a helpline for online emotional support.

Keeping people safe online

We want you to be in control of what you share, how you share it and who you interact with online. Our safety tools page offers ways to stay safe while interacting with others online, including tips for securing your account and protecting your personal information.

Preventing bullying

We offer bullying prevention resources for teens, parents and educators seeking support and help for issues related to bullying. It includes guidance on how to start some important conversations for people being bullied, parents who have had a child being bullied or accused of bullying, and educators with students involved with bullying.

Supporting seniors

As with anything new, it helps to understand the basics first. This guide is developed for seniors: general tips about how Facebook works, how to report unwanted content, how to keep your account safe and what to do if you feel threatened.

Supporting parents

We know parents have questions about Meta technologies, whether for your account or your teen's account. We have tips to help you and your family get the most out of your experience and help your child stay safe online.

Supporting youth

Learning how to safely navigate digital spaces is critical for protecting the well-being of young people. Here are safety tips and resources developed specifically for youth.

Supporting educators

Find resources and tips developed especially for educators with experts and trusted organizations to help them support students in using technology safely, responsibly and positively.

Supporting military families

Blue Star Families and USAA teamed up with Meta to provide a guide specifically for service members and their families. It provides information on the safety policies and tools that allow you to connect and share online, all while maintaining your personal safety and the safety of your loved ones.

Supporting the law enforcement community

Meta takes pride in promoting the well-being of law enforcement officers. We worked with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) and other nonprofits to create our law enforcement safety guide that includes warning signs that a fellow officer might be in danger and needs your support. Additionally, this guide for law enforcement families, written by SAVE, is intended to help the families of those who put their lives on the line every day.