Blog # 3: Online Harassment
— Shannon Greenwood (@shangwood) September 25, 2015
- I shared this tweet because it shows some interesting data on harassment. Age and gender affect the experience of online harassment where young adults age 18-29, are more likely to experience online harassment.
- The data from this research are from survey questions conducted between May 30th 2014 – June 30th 2015 by Pew Research Center.first survey devoted to the subject, two distinct but overlapping categories of online harassment occur to internet users. The first set of experiences is somewhat less severe: it includes name-calling and embarrassment. It is a layer of annoyance so common that those who see or experience it say they often ignore it. The second category of harassment targets a smaller segment of the online public, but involves more severe experiences such as being the target of physical threats, harassment over a sustained period of time, stalking, and sexual harassment.
- One question I have about this data is a possible reason men receive more physical threats than women. Is it because of certain stereotypes like having to be a macho man?
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