We are currently working on a draft lists of old cases and demo cases to start developing policies and rules to provide a better assistance to those who have been affected by any kind of harassment, bullying or other behavior non-friendly inside the community. If you are experiencing something similar to the listed or feel uncomfortable at the community, do not hesitate to contact the Diversity Advisory or any member from the Diversity and Inclusion Team ASAP.
The list of reported issues at diverse communities have been [increasing alarmingly] on the last years, this is why we want to encourage at Fedora a Friendly and Healthy environment for all our contributors.
- Verbal or Cyberbullying: it's bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. It includes teasing, Name-calling, Inappropriate sexual comments, Taunting or threatening to cause harm. This king of social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships, Telling others not to be friends with someone, Spreading rumors about someone or Embarrassing someone in public.
- Physical Bullying: this involves hurting a person’s body or possessions, either Hitting/kicking/pinching, Spitting, Tripping/pushing, Taking or breaking someone’s things or Making mean or rude hand gestures.
- Harassment: When someone's behavior disturbs, intimidates or upsets another person and this behavior is either intentionally done to cause harm, or initially unintentional but continues after being asked to stop. This can take the form of unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate remarks on someone's looks, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, body shaming, posting triggering videos/images without warnings, such as ones with flashing lights to an epileptic or graphic violence/blood, taking photos or videos of a person against their wishes, pressuring a person to do things they don't want to do, constantly disrupting someone when they are speaking, inappropriate physical contact or blocking pathways intentionally, or trying to embarrass someone or undermine their work.
- Doxxing: A person's name, location, contact information, social media accounts and job are posted and advertised publicly in order to encourage groups of people to harass and troll the person in their daily life. This can also involve outing someone who is LGBTQA to their co-workers, friends and family or sending hacked or photoshopped photos in attempts to remove sources of social support and income.
- Stalking: Someone follows a person into every organization, event and online community they are in for the purposes of watching everything they do and gather information on them. This could happen with an ex-spouse or romantic interest or happen with a stranger who gets an obsession. Often the person stalking will act like the victim is over reacting to their presence and they are careful to not break any other rules to get themselves banned. The presence of a stalker can make someone feel very unsafe, even if the person is just lurking and not posting anything.