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.

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

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Sources

Release date

November 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

June 26 to July 3, 2017

Number of respondents

911 respondents

Age group

18 to 55 years

Special properties

who have ever experienced online abuse or harassment

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

QA4b/QA4C. Which, if any of the following have you experienced as a direct result of the online harassment or abuse that you have personally experienced?
Countries surveyed: UK, United States, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Denmark.
Total survey n= 4,009

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