Impact of online harassment and abuse on female victims 2017

Psychological impact of women experiencing online abuse or harassment worldwide as of July 2017

by J. Clement, last edited Nov 22, 2017
Impact of online harassment and abuse on female victims 2017 This statistic presents data on the psychological impact of women experiencing online abuse or harassment worldwide. During the July 2017 survey period, 66 percent of survey respondents who have experienced online abuse stated that they felt a feeling of powerlessness in their ability to respond to abuse or harassment online. A total of 63 percent of online harassment victims also reported to not being able to sleep well.
Show more

Psychological impact of women experiencing online abuse or harassment worldwide as of July 2017

Loading statistic...
Expand statistic
Share of respondents
A feeling of powerlessness in my ability to respond to abuse or harassment online66%
Not being able to sleep well63%
Lower self-esteem or a loss of self confidence61%
A feeling of apprehension when thinking about using the internet or social media58%
Less able to focus on everyday tasks56%
Experiencing panic attacks, anxiety or stress55%
A feeling of isolation or a need to withdraw into yourself54%
A feeling of apprehension when receiving emails or social media notifications54%
Experiencing mood swings53%
Not being able to accomplish what you usually would on a typical day46%
Being unable to concentrate for long periods of time46%
Less able to make day-to-day decisions36%
Share of respondents
A feeling of powerlessness in my ability to respond to abuse or harassment online66%
Not being able to sleep well63%
Lower self-esteem or a loss of self confidence61%
A feeling of apprehension when thinking about using the internet or social media58%
Less able to focus on everyday tasks56%
Experiencing panic attacks, anxiety or stress55%
A feeling of isolation or a need to withdraw into yourself54%
A feeling of apprehension when receiving emails or social media notifications54%
Experiencing mood swings53%
Not being able to accomplish what you usually would on a typical day46%
Being unable to concentrate for long periods of time46%
Less able to make day-to-day decisions36%
Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
by J. Clement, last edited Nov 22, 2017
This statistic presents data on the psychological impact of women experiencing online abuse or harassment worldwide. During the July 2017 survey period, 66 percent of survey respondents who have experienced online abuse stated that they felt a feeling of powerlessness in their ability to respond to abuse or harassment online. A total of 63 percent of online harassment victims also reported to not being able to sleep well.
Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Cyber bullying
Cyber bullying

All Information
in one Presentation

Cyber bullying

Everything On "Cyber bullying" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Cyber bullying"
  • Prevalence
  • Harassment
  • Awareness
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.