Tumblr is a great blogging and social network site which lets you post and share your interests with others.
People on Tumblr can ask you questions anonymously, which means you don’t know the identity of the person asking the question. Sometimes people decide to send abusive or hurtful messages to other people on Tumblr.
How do I stop bullying on Tumblr?
If someone sends you an abusive question or comment on Tumblr, you can block the user on the Tumblr ‘ignore’ page.
If you answer an anonymous question, your answer will always be published so that everyone can see it on your blog. It’s always better to delete anonymous questions, especially if they are abusive.
When you create a Tumblr account, anonymous messages should be automatically turned off. But if you are receiving anonymous messages, you can stop this from happening by following these steps:
- Click on ‘settings’ (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard
- Select your blog on the left side of the page
- Scroll down to the ‘Ask’ section
- Under the ‘Let people ask questions’ option, un-tick ‘Allow anonymous questions’
Turning off anonymous messages is a really good way to stop bullying, because it means you will always know the Tumblr name of anyone asking you a question.
You can block anyone sending abusive messages by pasting their username into the Tumblr ‘ignore’ page. You can stop anonymous messages by clicking the ‘ignore’ button (the ‘x’ icon). This will block their account and stop their computer or device from sending messages to your account.