‘One-third of teenage girls sexually tormented online’

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Girls are some-more likely than boys to be victims of online passionate harassment

Nearly a third of teenage girls have been sexually tormented online by children their own age, a study from gift Childnet suggests.

Some 31% of girls aged 13-17 have been targeted with neglected passionate attention, compared with 11% of boys.

One in 10 of the 1,559 teens interviewed reported receiving threats of passionate violence, including rape.

The supervision is now scheming new superintendence on how schools understanding with passionate harassment.

Other commentary of the report are:

  • 26% of teenagers have been a victim of online rumours about their passionate poise
  • 12% of teenagers claimed they have been pressured by partners to share exposed images
  • 33% of girls and 14% of boys report passionate comments posted on images they share online
  • 23% know of someone secretly holding passionate images of another person and pity them online
  • Half report seeing punish porn – passionate images taken and shared but agree – present online
  • Almost a third (31%) have seen people their own age formulating feign profiles in sequence to share passionate images, comments or messages
  • 47% have witnessed “doxing” where immature people share personal sum of someone who is seen as “easy”

The report found that passionate nuisance occurred opposite a operation of platforms, from messaging apps such as WhatsApp to social media sites such as Snapchat.

‘Not inevitable’

Will Gardner, arch executive of Childnet said: “Digital record plays a executive role in immature people’s lives but it has non-stop the doorway for a operation of new forms of passionate harassment, making governmental discussions about these issues some-more impending than ever.

“It is evidently something that as a multitude we can no longer ignore. This report underlines how essential it is that we all work together to safeguard that online passionate nuisance is not an unavoidable partial of flourishing up.”

The gift is operative to rise educational resources to supply schools to forestall and respond to online passionate harassments among pupils.

Snapchat has done it easier for users to retard and report neglected messages by holding down on the comment name and drumming to report.

It claims to respond to reports within 24 hours of being reported and it has a reserve centre with guidance.

Facebook – which owns WhatsApp – has formerly claimed that it takes the issue seriously and is now appropriation training for one immature person in every UK delegate school to support children who knowledge cyberbullying.

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