Online Harassment 2017
Year of production: 2017
The Pew Research Center has studied the online harassment phenomenon, in 2017, in the Unites States of America, by analysing data from a survey with 4,248 adult respondents. Among its main findings it resulted that 41% of Americans have been personally subjected to harassing behavior online, and an even larger share (66%) has witnessed these behaviors directed at others. The research highlights issues related to severe forms of harassment online, such as physical threats, harassment over a sustained period, sexual harassment or stalking, but also the impact of social media and of anonymity over the Internet.