What is Wattpad?
Wattpad is a social media service where writers and readers can share stories, comment on stories, add profile comments and send and receive private messages to one another. Every user registered on Wattpad has a profile where they can share the stories they like, as well as photos and information about themselves. Wattpad highlights stories to potential readers and the site offers writing resources, awards and the opportunity to connect with publishers and screen producers. The service contains advertising.
How do people use Wattpad?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use content sharing services like Wattpad.
How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?
- How to report a story
How to report an offensive story.
- Report story or profile comments
How to report offensive comments on stories or your profile.
- Report private messages
How to report private messages that contain cyberbullying, hate speech, sexually explicit content or breach user privacy.
- Report a user
How to report a user for harassment, cyberbullying or inappropriate content.
- Cyberbullying and harrassment
Advice on what to do if you are being cyberbullied or harassed on Wattpad.
- Mute or unmute a user
How to disable two-way communication between yourself and another user.
- Code of conduct
The basic rules for using Wattpad.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Protect your personal information
Advice on how to protect your personal information while using Wattpad.
- Account privacy
Understand which information is private and what is publicly available online.
- Account security
Advice on how to keep your account as secure as possible.
- Profile settings
Manage who can see your profile information and how to adjust your preferences.
- Report a hacked account
Advice on how to report hacked accounts and what to do if you are unable to log in.
- Terms of service
Outlines the rules you agree to by using Wattpad.
How Wattpad collects and uses your personal information.
Key safety links
- Help centre
Offers a range of general help, safety and security information.
- Safety resources
A searchable database of online safety information.
- Community safety centre
Safety guidelines for the Wattpadd community.
- Family safety centre
Provides a range of safety information for parents and carers.
- Youth portal
Tips for young people to ensure they have the best possible experience on Wattpad.