It could seem attractive to try to teach computers to detect harassment, threats and abusive language. But it's much more difficult than it might appear.
Facebook has released the first batch of data about how many abusive or violent posts it has removed.
The online abuse of women by men is underpinned by the same gender norms and power structures as rape and sexual assault.
Shaming your child for bullying behaviour won't help stop it.
The nature of sexual offending has changed, but can we better identify sexual groomers before abuse occurs?
A robust and enforceable code is needed for online services to design sites and apps in a way that is appropriate for different age groups.
Social media sites should face tougher laws, but education is also key to tackling online abuse.
Companies and governments should do more to prevent 'revenge porn' without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
MPs come in for a lot of abuse online. But who are the haters and is the media partly to blame for the way it reports politics?
Faced with the prospect of constant online attack, why would anyone want to get into politics?
The online abuse of journalists is increasingly leading to self-censorship and websites abandoning the comment function altogether
Comments like 'little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face' get a free pass in the name of free speech.
If you're looking for love on a dating app then beware the trolls - and consider upgrading to a paid service to get away from them.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
The issues of accessibility, communication and connection are especially relevant when it comes to understanding why so many people vent their spleen on social media.
Stephen Port selected and groomed his victims via sites such as Grindr.
Coercive and controlling behaviour is a crime – police now need to join the dots to save women at threat from partners.
Shadow education minister Angela Rayner has received abuse for the way she speaks, just as polticians are accused of failing to represent the people.
Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.