Online harassment tends to occur to different groups in different environments with different personal and emotional repercussions.In broad trends, the data show that men are more likely to experience name-calling and embarrassment, while young women are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment and stalking.
More than 80% of those who have ever been victim of name-calling and embarrassment did not feel their reputation had been hurt by their overall experience with online harassment.
Those who experienced physical threats and sustained harassment felt differently.
About a third felt their reputation had been damaged by their overall experience with online harassment.
Overall, 15% of those who have experienced online harassment said it impacted their reputation.
This includes those who have more information available about them online, those who promote themselves online for their job, and those who work in the digital technology industry.