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ENHANCING E-SAFETY AND COMMUNITY CONNECTION FOR LGBTIQA+ YOUNG PEOPLE
Online abuse is a common experience amongst many LGBTIQA+ people. It is a pervasive issue that includes harassment, hate speech, and discrimination on social media platforms and other digital spaces.This can lead to serious mental health consequences and negatively impact the well-being of LGBTIQA+ individuals.
This page will help you to learn tips and tricks to help protect ourselves and reduce harm.
Facts and Figures
Online hate speech encounters
These are instances where people are subjected to hateful or offensive comments or messages on the internet. These encounters can occur on social media platforms, discussion forums, or other online communities, and can take many different forms, including harassment, bullying, or discriminatory language. Online hate speech can have a significant impact on individuals’ mental health and well-being, and can contribute to the spread of bigotry and intolerance in society. It is important to take steps to combat online hate speech and create a safer, more respectful online environment.
- LGBTIQA+ people = 30%
- Total population = 14%
Online abuse can have serious consequences for the victims’ mental health, social life, and overall well-being, and it is important to raise awareness about this issue and promote strategies to prevent and address it.