Study Reveals that Harassers Prefer Facebook Over Other Networks
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These statistics come from one of the first studies ever undertaken of online harassment. Authors of the study, including two psychology researchers and one attorney, caution that this is just preliminary data, and that many more studies need to be done before we can truly understand the extent of online harassment, as well as what forms it typically takes. Still, it's fascinating to see what they learned last year, from over 350 people who took an extensive survey about their experiences with online harassment.
Facebook requiring people to use real names does not make people, as a whole, be more civil.