Victims of cyber bullying in the Netherlands 2017, by gender and type

In 2017, there were relatively more female victims of cyberbullying in the Netherlands than male victims. 3.2 percent of Dutch women indicated they experienced some form of cyberbullying, such as slander, threats of violence, blackmail or stalking. Men were relatively more susceptible to violent threats, whereas women suffered more from online stalking. Roughly 19 out of 100 Dutch individuals fell victim to a cybercrime offense in 2017.

Hacking a more relatively common type of cybercrime in the Netherlands

Approximately 7.5 out of 100 Dutch individuals fell victim to hacking in 2017. Most of these individuals suffered from a hack into their online profile or website. E-mail accounts were also a relatively common target: 2.3 percent of the respondents mentioned this.

More concerns about payment fraud

Roughly 90 percent of Dutch internet users said in 2017 they had never experienced online banking or payment card fraud. There were, however, concerns about this topic. Over half of respondents from the Netherlands were either fairly or very concerned about this specific type of cybercrime.

Share of individuals experiencing different types of cyber bullying in the Netherlands in 2017, by gender

MenWomen
Total victims of cyber bullying3%3.2%
Slander0.9%1.1%
Threats of violence0.7%0.5%
Blackmail0.3%0.2%
Stalking0.6%1%
Other1.1%1.1%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2017

Age group

15 years and older

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