Cyberbullying: l’11% of the Italian youth “approves” the insults on the social networks

Published on Feb 05, 2017

And’ what emerges from a survey on hate speech entrusted to us by Generations Connected to Skuola.net and at the University of Florence aimed at girls and boys, in particular those between 14 and 18 years. Cyberbullying: l’11% of the Italian youth “approves” the insults on the social network. 11% of young people approve of insults on the social and 13% declare to have insulted a famous person on-line. The research shows that 40% of respondents spend online more than 5 hours per day. Whatsapp confirms the giant trade social among adolescents (80.7 per cent), followed by Facebook (76,8%) and Instagram (62,1%). 14% do not check if a news is true or false. With regard to the checking of the truthfulness of the news online, 14% of respondents never check if a news is true or false, a behavior – highlights the search – that makes the boys“, easy prey of sensationalized headlines and ‘buffaloes’ that can stir up reactions with little reasoned, and perhaps driven by feelings of anger and hatred.” Other data to highlight is that 11% of girls and boys who declare to approve of insults aimed at celebrities in virtue of a more general “freedom to express what you think” and 13% who happened to insult a famous person on-line. It's the same on the comments heavy are directed to peers where you will confirm the effect of disinhibition of the “screen” in facilitating conduct that would not be implemented so easily if you were in front of the other person. (ADNKRONOS)

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