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Adult online hate, harassment and abuse: a rapid evidence assessment

Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862, Davidson, Julia, Jenkins, Sam, Gekoski, Anna, Choak, Clare, Ike, Tarela and Phillips, Kirsty (2019) Adult online hate, harassment and abuse: a rapid evidence assessment. . UK Council for Child Internet Safety, London, UK.

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The development of email and social media platforms has changed the way in which people interact with each other. The open sharing of personal data in public forums has resulted in online harassment in its many forms becoming increasingly problematic. The number of people having negative online experiences is increasing, with close to half of adult internet users reporting having seen hateful content online in the past year. This report presents findings from a collaborative study undertaken by the University of East London (UEL) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It describes the findings from a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) of the evidence base in relation to adult online safety undertaken on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). The research was undertaken on behalf of the UK Council for Internet Safety Evidence Group. This REA focuses on exploring internet safety issues amongst adults, given the expansion of the remit of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to include adults in the context of the new Internet Safety Strategy (2018) and Online Harms White Paper (2019).

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 11:51
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2024 03:26

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