A recent government roundtable proposed stricter profile verification conditions as a response to safety concerns on dating apps. But research suggests users want something else.
Despite women now having equal representation within New Zealand’s parliament, the misogynistic abuse directed at Jacinda Ardern shows equal treatment of women in leadership is still a long way off.
Most young people regard reining in the big social media platforms as only part of the solution to the ‘relentless stream’ of abuse and shaming they experience online
It’s not clear what will happen to the safety features that come with Twitter verification.
One in 14 Premier League footballers receives online abuse every day.
Anyone who has trawled through an internet forum will have seen how anonymity can change people. What happens when young people are thrown into the mix?
When Mehreen Faruqi first became the first Australian Muslim senator, she didn’t expect to receive the amount of abuse she did.
With academic freedom comes moral responsibility. Men within New Zealand universities – and beyond – must challenge misogynistic abuse of their women colleagues and not stay silent.
Initially a service to let gamers voice and text chat while playing, most of Discord’s current users build and maintain online communities – though not always very big ones.
How clubs and support teams can help deflect the negative impact of social media.
In the wake of the tragic death of Sir David Amess, some politicians are calling for a law banning anonymous social media profiles. But it’s not the right way to tackle online abuse.
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?