24% UK Teenagers Faced Online Trolling in 2015Added: Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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The recent survey of 13- to 18-year-olds revealed that about a quarter of them had been targeted due to their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or transgender identity. 4% admitted they were singled out for abuse all or most of the time.
The same survey discovered that 80% adolescents had seen or heard online hate within the past year. Such abuse is regarded as offensive, mean or threatening. It can be either targeted directly at a person or group or generally shared on the Internet. It was also revealed that teenagers with disabilities and children from African, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern and other minority ethnic groups were more likely to face online trolling.
Of 1,500 questioned teenagers, over 40% said that online hate had increased in 2015. Social media was the most popular place where young people witnessed the abuse, which could even be classified as a hate crime. At the same time, the majority of surveyed teenagers said victims had received support on the Internet: 93% of them said they had seen their friends post supportive content in 2015.
According to an anti-bullying charity, cyberbullying should not be treated separately but as another kind of bullying. The group admitted that there is a lot of emphasis on reactive support but no consideration made to how it can tackle such behavior proactively. At the moment, there is a lot of research to show that disempowerment offline or stressful experiences are able to lead people to troll, and that the today’s possibility of online anonymity had allowed cyberbullying to expand.
Meanwhile, convictions for crimes under a law to prosecute online trolls increased 8-fold in the past 10 years: 155 people have already been jailed for sending messages or other offensive content.
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
|only 24% of uk teenagers are unattractive? i guessed it would be more like 80%|
|Don't get bitchy is it because 100% Mumbai ppl are unattractive|
|Is racism allowed on ET??|
|If you get an invite to a black tie event do you refuse because you deem it a racist event?|
|posted by (2016-02-11 22:17:41)|
|well, i thought it was funny from the perspective of attempted humorous trolling inside and article about trolling, points for context. Technically targeting people in the "U.K." or "Mumbai" isn't racism but nationalism, being as both are locations not races. And with the long history of British colonialism in India, i can see a certain amount of natural tension that takes generations and effort to fade. Since it wasn't particularly targeting a race or individuals i would in a persistent hateful way i would chalk it up to some fun and giggles. ***Disclaimer: I am another internet nobody so this is just my opinions or observations***|
Frankly when you see a report or article that is number heavy that is just modern day pandering to the human intrigue with numbers. I find that virtually all of the time they are so condensed down that there is no proper context. Most of the numbers stated are always from small voluntary samples. For example most teens encountered trolling in social networks. Social Networks is a vague broad term with many participants, so it sorta goes without saying where most youths spend most time is where they will encounter most things. what really bugs me is how they throw numbers at us in place of context, meaningful analysis. Almost every "scientific study" is digested and regurgitated by media thanks to them always being loaded with numbers and broken down to a poor layman's interpretation that for me always falls short of goodness and seems like a relative waste of time. Love the aggregated torrent freak articles, I find myself reading half of the ones selected by ET. Even bad information can tell us something.
Love my ET
|posted by (2016-02-12 07:18:26)|
|oh the title mislead me this is about cyber-bulling|
Not trolling because i was going to say this is a bunch of bullcrap the number one trollers is Anonymous , 4chan, and Youtube
And i get it haha i have been punked several times yeah they did it for the LOLZ. But i not going to pretend like i was not laughing right along with them
All black day that sucked and still sucked
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