published / 09/01/2018

The Dark Side of Social Media

Women are disproportionately the targets of certain forms of online harassment and cyber-stalking.

It is estimated that one in 10 women have already experienced some form of cyber violence since the age of 15.

Research also suggests women are disproportionately the targets of certain forms of online harassment and cyber stalking. This is according to a report complied by the European Institute for Gender Equality titled Cyber Violence Against Women And Girls in June 2017. It defines online harassment as – but not limited to – unwanted, explicit online messages; hate speech, insults or threats; and inappropriate or offensive advances on social networks.

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