Friday, October 24, 2014

How to kill a troll

Cyberbullying must be stopped.  The stats in this article are eye opening.  I'm not so sure ignoring a cyberbully will stop it but at least the stats bear out that it is a start.  From Sophos Naked Security:

How to kill a troll

Pew surveyed 2849 internet users. Here are some of the results:
  • One out of every four women between 18 years old and 24 years old reports having been stalked or sexually harassed online.
  • Two out of five people reported having been victims of some form of online harassment.
  • One out of four had seen someone being physically threatened.
Out of those people who've reportedly been the targets of online harassment, these are the rates at which they've suffered particular forms of abuse:
  • 27% of internet users have been called offensive names
  • 22% have had someone try to purposefully embarrass them
  • 8% have been physically threatened
  • 8% have been stalked
  • 7% have been harassed for a sustained period
  • 6% have been sexually harassed

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