Harassment and cyberbullying

We take all reports of bullying and harassment seriously. That said, not all mean language violates our bullying policies. People criticizing celebrities, people in the news, religion or other topics of public interest will generally be okay.

If you're uncomfortable interacting with someone on Pinterest, we recommend blocking them.

If the conversation rises to the level of bullying or harassment of a specific person, we’ll take it down. Let us know if someone is harassing you by posting things like your full name, address or your photograph. 

If you’re the target of harassment or cyberbullying, here’s what you can do:

  1. Stop interacting with the person that’s harassing you
  2. Block the person so they can’t follow you or interact with your Pins
  3. Report the harassing Pins or person
  4. If you’re ever concerned about your safety, contact a law enforcement agency

You can also get in touch with us

There are 2 things we look for before we can remove something for harassment:
1. It needs to be clear who’s being harassed. This could mean the Pin includes the person’s name, initials, date of birth or picture. 
2. The person being harassed is a private person, not a public or newsworthy figure.

If you notice another person being harassed or bullied on Pinterest, ask them to write to us or report the harassing profile from their own account. In addition, please don't make a profile to bully someone (or even yourself)! 

What’s not considered harassment?

  • Gossip about celebrities or other public figures.
  • Pins you don't like— for example chain pins, ads or "Picked for you" suggestions

Other resources

For more information about how to stay safe online and additional tips for dealing with harassment and cyberbullying, check out these helpful resources:

Connect Safely (USA)                                     
Kids Help Phone (Canada)
Project RockIt (Australia)
Cyberbullying Research Center (for adults)