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Women and Girls Online Safety

The Open Univestity conducted the biggest ever survey into societal attitudes and experiences of online violence against women and girls, questioning 7,500 people across the fUK. They found 17% of women in Scotland had experienced online threats, trolling, unwanted sexual remarks and other forms of abuse, and that figure rises to more than a quarter amongst women aged between 16 and 24. The same survey found 7 in 10 believe current legislation is not effective in tackling online violence against women and girls. Almost three-quarters of women in Scotland & more than half of men want online violence to be made a crime. Platforms have a duty of care for their users, so it is important that clear steps are taken to ensure new guidance in the Online Safety Bill is both effectively enforced and encourages women and girls to come forward with cases of online abuse.



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