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Online harassment

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Report

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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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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‘Can I just share my story?’

This research report looks into the experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in remote and regional locations, with a particular focus on different types of experiences, cultural sensitivities which surround this abuse, and how women can best be supported.
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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.
Discussion paper

Stalking: consultation paper

This consultation paper has been released to assist the VLRC to review and report on Victoria’s legal responses to stalking, harassment and similar conduct, including the statutory framework for and operation of the Personal Safety Intervention Order (PSIO) system.
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Shifting the line: boys talk on gender, sexism and online ethics

This research focusses on online communication between boys and girls, and was framed within a broader context of gender equality and ethics. It seeks to explore new ways of approaching prevention of sexual harassment, violence and abuse, as well as other forms of gendered violence.
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.
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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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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.
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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.
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

Crossing the line: what counts as online harassment?

Pew Research Center surveys have found that online harassment is a common phenomenon in the digital lives of many Americans, and that a majority of Americans feel harassment online is a major problem. Even so, there is considerable debate over what online harassment actually means...
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.
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Online safety

This paper provides information about online safety for service providers and other professionals who work with families and children. It will help professionals to provide support to families and to discuss ways to keep children and young people safe online.
Literature review

Young people and technology: a review of the current literature (2nd edition)

This literature review by Adjunct Professor Helen McGrath of RMIT School of Education informs the development of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's Cybersafety and Wellbeing Initiative. Cyberbullying, sexual predation, accessing inappropriate content, being coerced into sending sexually suggestive images, and identity fraud are some of...