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Online harassment

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Fact sheet

Trends in unwanted digital communications regarding sexual orientation in New Zealand

This document compares annual trends regarding the prevalence of unwanted digital communications based on participants’ sexual orientation.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into anti‑vilification protections

This report recommends that the Victorian government explore options to address online vilification, and makes some additional recommendations to improve Victoria’s anti-vilification laws.
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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

#ToxicTwitter

The findings in this report paint a worrying picture that Twitter can be a toxic place for its female users. The company’s failure to meet its responsibilities regarding violence and abuse means that many women feel they are no longer able to express themselves freely...
Report

Online culture shift: safer platforms for women in politics

Women engaged in political life benefit from using social media. But characteristics of these platforms—specifically ease of communication, high volume of interactions, and anonymity—can lead to negative outcomes including cyber-harassment and the spread of misinformation, disinformation and harmful gender tropes.
Report

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.
Guide

Best practices for conducting risky research and protecting yourself from online harassment

This document is a set of best practices for researchers who wish to engage in research that may make them susceptible to online harassment. It provides recommendations for academic institutions, supervisors, and individuals, including cyber-security guidelines and links to other resources.