Almost 3 in 10 people of India underwent an online sexual risk in 2017 comprising unnecessary sexting with men reporting elevated levels of harassment in comparison to women. This was revealed by a Microsoft research this week. It discovered that 23% men reported harassment in comparison to 16% women, which was boosted by unnecessary sexting. The Microsoft research, that studied the degree of online interactions and negative behavior and their outcomes, described harassment as unwanted sexting, unwanted contact, cyber bullying, online harassment, or misogyny.
Listing the nation 7th out of 23 nations that have been studied with a DCI (Digital Civility Index) of 61%, the research on the other hand claimed that the outcomes from harassment were more for women in comparison to men. “Women were more expected to lose trust in individuals offline and online, and had more rates of depression as well as have greater life stress,” the report claimed. The study claimed that the revelation to online dangers amongst friends or family was 69%. This is a tad more than the international average of 65%.
While, unnecessary contact stayed the leading risk by a huge margin, scams, hoaxes, and frauds was 10 points less than the international average. “Almost 1/3rd of the people in India underwent a behavioral risk that was 8 points under the international average. Reputational risks elevated by a combined 3 points owing to damage to work and personal reputation. Trolling dropped and fell under the international average by almost 6 points,” the report claimed.
The report established that 20% online risks in India were facilitated by friends and family in comparison to 17% all over world. Almost 77% of people claimed that they were treated in a civil and safe way online, which is 12% more than the international average of 65%. Almost 44% of candidates had actually encountered with their perpetrator in real life in comparison to 53% all over the world.
“Among those people who had encountered with their perpetrators, 75% met prior to risk took place. The average figure of dangers was 72% more amongst those who had encountered the perpetrator actually in comparison to those who had not met them,” the report claimed. Acquaintance in real life with the perpetrator also had an effect on the exposure to outcomes. Almost 2/3rd of candidates (67%) underwent minimum 1 consequence from online dangers with loss of sleep and loss of trust in people online being the most ordinary.