Most common negative online experiences according to global internet users as of June 2016

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Share of respondents
Unwanted contact43%
Hate speech16%
Terrorism recruiting1%
Treated mean22%
Online harassment17%
Unwanted sexting (received)21%
Sexual solicitation15%
Unwanted sexting (sent)12%
Revenge porn3%
Damage to personal reputation8%
Damage to work reputation4%

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This statistic presents a ranking of the most common negative online experiences of global internet users as of June 2016. During the survey period, 30 percent of global internet users experienced sexual risks online, the most common risk being the recipient of unwanted sexting messages. A total of 21 percent of survey respondents received unwanted sexting messages.
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Release date
February 2017
Survey time period
June 2016
Age group
13 years and older
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