Half of the population have seen online abuse in the past year.
1 in 10
More than 1 in 10 people have received online abuse in the past year.
Number of people who have suffered threatening behaviour online in the past year.
1 in 7
People believe those in the public eye should expect abuse.
1 in 5
Women that have received online abuse said it was about their appearance.
A quarter of the population have witnessed racist abuse online.
Percentage of people who identify as gay or lesbian who have experienced abuse online.
How to counter online hate
Seyi Akiwowo, Glitch founder and CEO, a charity ending online abuse for good, talks through three ways you can help end online hate.
How can you draw the line?
We can’t start taking action if we keep scrolling and ignore online abuse. Stop and be mindful when you see it.
Document any abuse you see and report it to social media platforms or where appropriate, to the authorities.
Something as simple as a private message to the person being targeted lets them know you’re on their side.
Our pundits on online hate
Jake Humphrey, Karen Carney, Ugo Monye and more open up about their experience with online hate and its devastating effects on them.
How the data was collected
Understanding and analysing online hate, its impacts and its scale required a number of methods to extract the data. This included using a bespoke AI Abuse Tracker that categorised all forms of online hate in real time and also getting opinions from the UK’s biggest sports stars.