WHOA is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, and education of law enforcement personnel. The mission of WHOA is to educate the Internet community about online harassment and empower victims of online harassment.
Founder Jayne Hitchcock is a cybercrime expert and regularly speaks at conferences training law enforcement personnel and other interested parties.
WHOA fully supports the right to free speech both online and off, but asserts that free speech is not protected when it involves threats to the emotional or physical safety of anyone. WHOA further asserts that online harassment is about power in a community: a power structure that has tended to accept or ignore harassment rather than actively seek to cease it.
Now available - Download a printable, two-sided online safety brochure!
Copyright © 1997-2016 WHOA.