Online dating research studies
About a third felt their reputation had been damaged by their overall experience with online harassment.
Among online adults: Young adults, those 18-29, are more likely than any other demographic group to experience online harassment.
Those with more “severe” harassment experiences responded differently to their most recent incident with harassment than those with less “severe” experiences.
Those who have ever experienced stalking, physical threats, or sustained or sexual harassment were more likely to take multiple steps in response to their latest incident than those who have experienced name-calling and embarrassment, 67% vs. They are more likely to take actions like unfriending or blocking the person responsible, confronting the person online, reporting the person to a website or online service, changing their username or deleting their profile, and ending their attendance at certain offline events and places.
Perceptions of online environments: To explore the context that informs online harassment, respondents were asked about their general perceptions of and attitudes toward various online environments.
Fully 92% of internet users agreed that the online environment allows people to be more critical of one another, compared with their offline experiences.
Fully 65% of young internet users have been the target of at least one of the six elements of harassment that were queried in the survey. Young women, those 18-24, experience certain severe types of harassment at disproportionately high levels: 26% of these young women have been stalked online, and 25% were the target of online sexual harassment.