73% of LGBTQ people harrassed online, study finds.
Internet can be a saviour when navigating between heteronormative cis-cultured society and trying to find safe haven among the likes of your own. However great, it comes as no surprise that it can also be a place of battles that leave scars even to the strongest. But how to stay safe?
Recent global study of 695 LGBTQ respondents by VPNMentor.com reveals some astonishing results -
73% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have been personally attacked or harassed online.
50% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have suffered sexual harassment online.
When it comes to sexual orientation, asexual people feel the least safe online, and gay men the safest.
When it comes to gender identity, transgender women feel the least safe online, and cisgender men the safest.
Transgender women are the most likely to be outed against their will online, while cisgender men are least likely.
Go to survey, read in full and share freely, crediting the creators. But, how to stay safe online? Survey organisers offer very good and detailed advice - from sexting, to social media, to workplace safety, and advice to parents with LGBTQ youth - all great insights. Read and see if there's anything you can and need to do in order to feel safer online.