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Offensive name-calling, the most suffered online harassment in America Offensive name-calling, the most suffered online harassment in America

Offensive name-calling, the most suffered online harassment in America

Purposeful embarrassment and physical threats are also one of the most used abuses
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The increasing of the using of Internet has facilitated  the tools for online harassment. Before the Internet era, the accusing used to appeared face to face. Nowadays, the abuse can be took anywhere. For instance, you can receive messages through your phone even when you’re alone. Social platforms such as Instagram are one of the most used when practincing online harassment.

The 41% of Americans have suffered online harassment

According to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center, at least 41% of adults in America have experienced cyber abuse in the last year. Luckly, the more severe behaviors just pertain to the 30% of the people that has been affected with online harassment. However, the less severe behaviors pertain to a 49% of the harassed people.

In the most severe behaviors, you can find that physical threats are the most used agressions with a 10% of people affected. With the less percentage; actions like stalking (7%), sustained harassment (7%)  and sexual harassment (6%).

The reasons of this abuses, are mainly because of political views (14%) followed by physical appearance (9%) and also the gender (8%). Because, according to the stadistics, women are the most abused.

Finally, the attitude relating online harassment vary in function of the gender. For example, the women have more into consideration than men. Personal or physical traits are easy fodder for online harassment, particularly political views. Some 14% of U.S. adults say they have ever been harassed online specifically because of their political views, while roughly one-in-ten have been targeted due to their physical appearance (9%), race (8%) or gender (8%). Somewhat smaller shares have been targeted for other reasons, such as their religion (5%) or sexual orientation (3%). Similarly, women are about twice as likely as men to say they have been targeted as a result of their gender (11% vs. 5%). Men, however, are around twice as likely as women to say they have experienced harassment online as a result of their political views (19% vs. 10%)

How online harassment can affect people

How online harassment can affect people

 

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