Online Harassment


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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