Reporting prohibited speech and hate speech is essential and effective, especially when it constitutes a type of hate crime. Reporting also ensures the safety of all Internet users and the protection of human rights online.

Most European countries have established national reporting mechanisms and support for victims of cyber bullying, hate speech and hate crime, provided by national authorities and NGOs.

Social media platforms offer tips to help protect users from cyber bullying and hate speech, and provide tools for reporting them to the platform administrators or moderators.