The Impact of Online Abuse
Online abuse + Harassment is a Global Issue and has several negative consequences:
- on mental health + wellbeing
- on progress towards gender equality
- on democracy
An estimated 5.43 million young people in the UK have experienced cyberbullying, with 1.26 million subjected to extreme cyberbullying on a daily basis.- Annual Bullying Survey taken from over 2,000 British teens.
In Europe, 9 million girls have experienced some kind of cyber violence by the time they are 15 years old.
Globally, women are 27 times more likely to be harassed online.- European Women’s Lobby 2017