Online Meanness and Cruelty - YCWW Phase IV
16 February 2023
Online meanness and cruelty MediaSmarts © 2023 12 Experiencing Online Meanness and Cruelty About one-third (32%) of youth say they have experienced some form of online meanness or cruelty and are most likely to experience it in the context of online gaming, by text or private messaging, or in comments and posts on social media platforms. [...] • Youth who engage in online meanness and cruelty are more likely to say that they have seen racist or sexist content online (81%, compared to 40% of youth who have not engaged in online cruelty) and are less likely to tell an adult about seeing this harmful content online (53%, compared to 70% of youth who indicate they do not engage in online cruelty). [...] Racialized youth are more likely to talk to both parties involve4d7% in the situation (27%, compared to 15% of white youth) and post something2 5o%nline in response to online Engage in online meanness and cruelty meanness or cruelty (16%, compared to 7%). [...] Our findings suggest that youth who experience online meanness and cruelty are most likely to want to learn more about it and these youth are more likely to read about how to deal with online meanness and cruelty online compared to youth who engage in online meanness and cruelty. [...] Rather than providing clear differences (in behaviour and interactions) between youth who experience and youth who engage in online meanness and cruelty, our analysis reveals a complex intersection of experiences, engagements, and responses: • Youth who engage in online meanness and cruelty have also had experiences of online meanness and cruelty: • 87% of youth who said they engaged in online mea.