Trolling and safety fears plague many young women online, UK study finds

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Trolling and safety fears plague many young women online, UK study finds

Trolling and safety fears plague many young women online, UK study finds

LONDON : Young women are more concerned about the mental health impact of being online than other internet users, with many citing personal safety fears and the harm caused by trolling, a study by Britain's media watchdog has found.Regulators and activists across the world are increasingly calling on Big

LONDON : Young women are more concerned about the mental health impact of being online than other internet users, with many citing personal safety fears and the harm caused by trolling, a study by Britain's media watchdog has found.Regulators and activists across the world are increasingly calling on Big Tech companies to tackle hate speech on online platforms, a plea echoed by the head of Britain's Ofcom regulator as she unveiled the report on internet usage.

"The message from women who go online is loud and clear," Ofcom Chief Executive Melanie Dawes said in a statement on Wednesday."They are less confident about their personal online safety, and feel the negative effects of harmful content like trolling more deeply."

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Regulators and activists across the world are increasingly calling on Big Tech companies to tackle hate speech on online platforms, a plea echoed by the head of Britain's Ofcom regulator as she unveiled the report on internet usage. "The message from women who go online is loud and clear," Ofcom Chief Executive Melanie Dawes said in a statement on Wednesday. Police said the alleged assaults had taken place between March 2005 and April 2013 - four in the capital and one in Gloucestershire. "They are less confident about their personal online safety, and feel the negative effects of harmful content like trolling more deeply. It also found 826,000 of them first had coronavirus at least a year earlier, while 376,000 said they first had it at least two years previously." The report found that women aged 18-34 were more likely than any other group to report a negative overall impact on mental health, with 23 per cent of them disagreeing that being online has a positive effect on their mental health. Spacey will be charged if he is arrested in England or Wales, a CPS spokesperson said. In comparison, 45 per cent of men over the age of 18 agreed with that statement, while boys aged 13-17 were most likely to agree with it.

Dawes urged large tech companies to take women's online safety concerns seriously. "While I am disappointed with their decision to move forward, I will voluntarily appear in the UK as soon as can be arranged and defend myself against these charges, which I am confident will prove my innocence. The biggest proportion were people aged 35 to 69, females, those living in more deprived areas and those working in certain professions such as social care, teaching and education or health care, the ONS said. The research, which was conducted last year and surveyed more than 6,000 people, found that 60 per cent of female users who had experienced trolling said they were bothered or offended by it, compared to just 25 per cent of men. The study also found that women feel less able to have a voice and share opinions online. The sites and apps most visited by adults were owned by Alphabet, the owner of Google and YouTube. The country of around 67 million people has recorded nearly 18. That was followed by Meta, which owns Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, and Amazon.

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