The Impact of Online Abuse
Online abuse is a global issue and has several negative consequences:
- on mental health + wellbeing
- on progress towards gender equality
- on democracy
Although Online abuse can effect anyone, recent trends show online abuse disproportionality effects women, young people and women in public life.
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
Women in Public Life