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Harassment Continues on Social Networks (Infographic)

Harassment Continues on Social Networks (Infographic)


They “found that 22 percent of social network users were victims of bullying, harassment and threatening behavior in 2016, down only slightly from 25 percent in 2014.

The survey also found that while progress was made in sexual harassment, which dropped to 27 percent in 2016 from 44 percent in 2014, the opposite was true for political harassment, which rose from 16 percent in 2014 to 30 percent in 2016.

Other findings included:

  • 72 percent of millennials were harassed online by someone they knew.
  • 63 percent of online harassment happens on Facebook.
  • 47 percent of millennials have either personally experienced harassment or know someone who has—unchanged since 2014.
  • 62 percent of daily Tinder users (three-quarters of whom are millennials) have been harassed online.
  • 55 percent of adults who reported harassment in 2016 were women.
  • Email harassment rose from 20 percent in 2014 to 25 percent in 2016.
  • 79 percent of adults aged 55 through 64 who are harassed online experience political harassment.”


Posted on: August 21, 2016, 6:13 am Category: Uncategorized

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