Pew Research Center’s Internet Project looked at online harassment and found that 40% of US internet users polled had fallen victim to some form. They were most likely to have been called offensive names (27%) or have had someone purposely try to embarrass them (22%).
Around half of those who had responded to this abuse weren’t afraid to stick up for themselves; confronting the harasser online was the top response to digital assaults. Many just wanted to get rid of the offender forever, with unfriending or blocking the person the second most popular action, cited by 44%. Read the rest at eMarketer.