Eating disorder ‘communities’ online can be dangerous places for young and impressionable teens. And social media algorithms further spread harmful content.
Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo but research shows female athletes are likely to cop abuse online when the competition starts.
A gentle nudge to rethink our social media posting could significantly reduce online abuse.
A viral TikTok video is helping girls bear witness to the harassment they experience at school.
People appear to victim-blame celebrities for the abuse they suffer on Twitter.
Tinder and similar apps fail to properly address issues of online harm. A lack of policy is to blame, as well as app design features and society’s general attitudes towards more minor cases of abuse.
Research shows one in five Australian women experience degrading content online. This is not ‘harmless’ or ‘normal’.
The AFP warns child exploitation in Australia is becoming more prolific and brazen. But there are practical things parents can do to help keep their kids safe online.
No wonder several high-profile figures say they can’t take it any more. Are we really going to allow women to be harassed out of public service?
Greta Thunberg has received a lot of abuse for her campaign to provoke global action on climate change.
Online abuse and institutional racism are ruining the beautiful game.
Authorities are struggling to deal with the unimaginable scale of online abuse – and young people are suffering as a result.
Understanding the sexist and misogynistic terrain women climate leaders must navigate is an important requirement of an informed electorate as Canada heads to the polls next month.
The proposed amendments would provide much-needed updates to Victoria’s vilification laws and bring the state in line with NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.
Research into attitudes reveals some startling findings.
Online trolling is a workplace health and safety issue. The AFL must expose and sanction those responsible – anything less would not only be morally debatable, but also legally questionable.
Some people still think “trolling” refers to harmless fun. If we want to reduce abusive online behaviour, let’s start by getting our definitions right.
What makes people go online to abuse and harass the vulnerable – or log on to be abused themselves?
It could seem attractive to try to teach computers to detect harassment, threats and abusive language. But it’s much more difficult than it might appear.
Facebook has released the first batch of data about how many abusive or violent posts it has removed.