Of those surveyed, more than 7,000 girls said that they are more likely to be abused and harassed online than on the streets. One in four girls revealed that the abuse on social media made them feel physically unsafe.
“And in the worst situations, I just felt really unsafe because it confuses me how this one specific guy could find so many details about my life and it made me concerned that he could find my address and come to my house,” said a 23-year-old women, in the report.
At least 42 percent felt a dip in their self-esteem or confidence, after facing inline attack. Another 42 percent said that they were mentally and emotionally stressed because of the same.
18 percent of 14,000 girls and women confided to having problems in studying and schooling, as a result of the abuse.
While 37 percent of the girls who identified themselves to be from an ethnic minority said that they faced abuse due to their community, other 42 percent who identified themselves as members of the LGBTQIA+ community said that they were harassed over their identity.
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