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Online abuse

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Report

Defining and identifying hate motives: bias indicators for the Australian context

This report presents bias indicators for the Australian context and discusses their concept, uses, benefits and risks. The bias indicators presented are the result of extensive consultations with local experts, including academics and practitioners working in law enforcement agencies, government and non-government organisations and community...
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‘How bad should it be before I tell someone?’

This report starts with an overview of the online activities of people with intellectual disability. It then examines their understanding and experiences of online abuse. Finally, it explores their information and support needs, and identifies guiding principles for resource development.
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Technology-facilitated abuse: a survey of support services stakeholders

This national study addresses an overarching aim to examine the extent and nature of, and responses to, technology-facilitated abuse within the Australian community.
Evaluation

Process evaluation of Crushed But Okay campaign

seeks to build young men’s capacity to manage their feelings in response to perceived rejection and to model respectful and ethical online communication. This innovative approach seeks to complement existing resources that aim to change attitudes around masculinity, increase awareness of the impact of image-based...
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Women in the spotlight

Many women face online abuse simply because they have an active online presence as part of their working life. This research highlights women’s lived experiences of online abuse, and points to the need for greater action by online platforms and employers to prevent and respond...
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The future of digital spaces and their role in democracy

In light of current conversations about the need to rethink and redesign online public spaces, researchers from the Pew Research Center and Elon University asked experts how they expect the digital public sphere to evolve by 2035. This report outlines the findings.
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Online safety: health, education and law enforcement workers

Frontline workers in the health, education and law enforcement sectors provide essential services directly to the public, and they often find out about online safety issues through the course of their work. This research was conducted to explore frontline workers' experiences and perceptions of online...
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‘For my safety’: experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women with intellectual disability or cognitive disability

This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability. The findings are based on interviews with women with intellectual or cognitive disability and frontline workers who provide support services.
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Technology-facilitated abuse: a survey of support services stakeholders

This report presents findings from Stage 1 of a larger national project examining the extent and nature of, and responses to, technology-facilitated abuse within the Australian community.
Fact sheet

Factsheet: who is sending and sharing potentially harmful digital communications?

This factsheet presents findings from a quantitative study looking at adults’ experiences of sending and sharing potentially harmful digital communications in New Zealand.
Fact sheet

The impact of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown on adult New Zealanders' experiences of unwanted digital communications

This factsheet presents findings from a study looking at the prevalence of unwanted digital communications in New Zealand during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
Fact sheet

Parental awareness of children’s experiences of online risks and harm

This fact sheet presents findings from a study looking at New Zealand parents’, caregivers’ and whānau perceptions of children’s experiences of online risk and harm.
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Adults’ negative online experiences

This research report explores adult Australians’ negative online experiences over a 12-month period. It highlights the types of online experiences people face, their reactions and responses.
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Online hate speech: findings from Australia, New Zealand and Europe

Hate speech is recognised as a growing online issue which can negatively impact a person’s mental health, general wellbeing and online engagement. This research report is the result of collaboration between the eSafety Commissioner in Australia, Netsafe in New Zealand and United Kingdom’s Safer Internet...
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Measuring trends in online hate speech victimisation and exposure, and attitudes in New Zealand

Online hate speech has been a topic of public concern and research interest for some time. This report presents findings from Netsafe’s 2019 research regarding the personal experiences of adult New Zealanders in relation to online hate speech.
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Global Threat Assessment 2019: working together to end the sexual exploitation of children online

The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the nature, scale and complexity of online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) in order to support a broad mobilisation – compelling nation states, the global technology industry and the third sector to find new ways of working together...
Policy report

Don't read the comments: enhancing online safety for women working in the media

This policy document brings together findings from secondary research and consultations with 12 female journalists and media workers and one male journalist from Australia to recommend strategies for media organisations to prevent and respond to gender-based abuse on their platforms.
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Policy approaches to harmful content online

In March 2019, the Public Policy Forum convened a session featuring two panels on the topic of hate. The first panel presented perspectives of Canadians who have directly experienced acts of hate. The second panel served as an exploratory forum to identify potential solutions to...
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eSafety for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: summary report

This research looked into the experiences of women from CALD backgrounds who are exposed to technology-facilitated abuse, to help better inform victims and to develop appropriate resources.
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Trolls and polls - the economic costs of online harassment and cyberhate

This research from the Australia Institute estimates the cost of online harassment and cyberhate to have cost Australians an estimated total of $3.7 billion dollars in health costs and lost income.