73% Adult Internet Users Witness Online Harassment, Only 5% Approach Law Enforcement Agencies

Online harassment or cyberbullying is now becoming a commonplace phenomenon.

It is not without reason that Pew conducted a full-fledged study to know more about it. 73% of adult internet users had seen someone being harassed online in some form or the other and an astoundingly high 40% of them had been through the dreadful experience themselves. It was also found that age and gender bore a close correlation with harassment and that social networking sites were the most common platforms for cyber bullies.

Age and gender are closely related to online harassment, with young victims being the worst victims.

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