The newsletter for integrity engineering.
December 30th, 2022. Issue #4
The state of online harassment is a research report published by Pew Research Center in January 2021. The report is based on a survey of 4,272 U.S. adults conducted in August and September 2020. According to the report, about half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of online harassment, and one in four have experienced severe forms of harassment such as physical threats, stalking, or sustained harassment. The report also found that women, younger adults, and those who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience online harassment. The most common forms of online harassment include name-calling and purposeful embarrassment, and the most common platforms for online harassment are social media and messaging apps. The report also found that most people who experience online harassment do not report it to authorities or platform providers.
How can teams effectively fight online harm?
Building resilience in the community is important for the effectiveness of systems in place to address and prevent incidents of harm, as well as for providing support to those who have been affected.
In what ways should teams approach online harm from a technical perspective?
Creating a sense of trust and safety within the community is most effective through establishing clear rules and expectations for behavior and actively promoting a culture of respect and inclusion.
How do you build community resilience?
This involves proactive efforts to prevent harm and responsive measures to address incidents.
Develop policies and procedures for addressing incidents of harassment, provide support and resources to those who have been affected, and work with community members to create a safe and welcoming environment.
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