Teens hit by online abuse
A QUARTER of all teenagers suffered hate abuse online in the last year, a major report has revealed.
The survey of 13 to 18-year-olds found 24 per cent were targeted on the internet because of their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or transgender identity.
One in 25 said they are singled out for abuse “all or most of the time”.
The alarming findings emerged in a study published to mark Safer Internet Day.
It revealed that more than four in five (82 per cent) of youngsters have seen or heard “online hate” in the previous 12 months, with 41 per cent suggesting it had become more rife.