Date: July 13, 2017
“The Pew Research Center released a study claiming that online harassment is as terrible as every, and 41% of all adults interviewed claimed they have been the victims of cyber bullying.
According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, online abuse is as rampant as ever, despite efforts by major tech companies like Facebook and Twitter to cut back on trolling and bullying.
The study, which was conducted among 4,248 U.S. adults, revealed name calling and embarrassment as the most common forms of online harassment.
Among those who’ve been harassed, about 18% of U.S. adults said they have been the target of severe behaviors such as physical threats, stalking and sexual harassment. About 66% said they witnessed harassing behavior online — not surprising since much of the bad conduct occurs on public social media platforms.”