Percentage of internet users in the United States who have experienced digital harassment or abuse as of July 2016, by perpetrator type
Most commonly experienced online abuse in the U.S. 2016, by perpetrator type
This statistic presents the percentage of internet users in the United States who have experienced selected forms of digital harassment or abuse as of July 2016, sorted by perpetrator type. According to the findings, three percent of respondents reported that they were called offensive name online by either a current or former romantic partner, while in comparison seven percent of respondents stated similar responses, however, stating that they did not know who the perpetrator was personally.
Percentage of internet users in the United States who have experienced digital harassment or abuse as of July 2016, by perpetrator type
Current or former romantic partnerSomeone elseDon't know who it wasHas not happened to me
Monitored their online or phone activity without their permission6%6%2%86%
Tried to embarrass them on purpose online4%14%4%77%
Called them offensive names online3%13%7%75%
Threatened to post nearly nude or nude photos or videos of them online to harm or embarrass them*2%1%-97%
Stalked them online2%3%2%92%
Physically threatened them online1%6%4%89%
Exposed other sensitive personal information that was personally, professionally, or financially damaging1%3%1%95%
Sexually harassed them online1%3%4%92%
Harassed them online over a long period of time1%2%2%95%
Posted nearly nude or nude photos or videos of them online without their permission*1%1%-98%
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Most commonly experienced online abuse in the U.S. 2016, by perpetrator type
This statistic presents the percentage of internet users in the United States who have experienced selected forms of digital harassment or abuse as of July 2016, sorted by perpetrator type. According to the findings, three percent of respondents reported that they were called offensive name online by either a current or former romantic partner, while in comparison seven percent of respondents stated similar responses, however, stating that they did not know who the perpetrator was personally.
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