Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pew Report: Online Harassment

From the introduction:

Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users. Fully 73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Pew Research asked respondents about six different forms of online harassment. Those who witnessed harassment said they had seen at least one of the following occur to others online:
  • 60% of internet users said they had witnessed someone being called offensive names 
  • 53% had seen efforts to purposefully embarrass someone 
  • 25% had seen someone being physically threatened 
  • 24% witnessed someone being harassed for a sustained period of time 
  • 19% said they witnessed someone being sexually harassed 
  • 18% said they had seen someone be stalked
Source: Pew Research Internet Project

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