Online Harassment

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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

The full report is here and is sadly not surprising.

One thought on “Online Harassment

  1. There have been several sites I used to love that I just stopped visiting, because the comment section always turned to cheap name calling. But it happens on most comment sectionsbe it a website or You Tube. I’m surprised the stats aren’t higher.

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