Social abuse is behaviour that aims to cut you off from your family, friends, or community. It can also involve a person or people trying to damage your relationships with others. People who are socially abusive may also attempt to make you look bad or ruin your reputation. Social abuse can include things done in the home, in public, over the phone, or on the internet and social media.
There may be a pattern to the behaviour that happens again and again. Sometimes other types of abuse are going on at the same time. If this kind of abuse is being used to scare and control you it may be domestic or family violence.Social abuse might include:
Social abuse can be a form of domestic or family violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing social abuse it is OK to ask for help.
Social abuse can happen in any relationship, including with:
None of these people has the right to harm or interfere with your relationships or reputation.