'One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online'

From BBC - December 5, 2017

Nearly a third of teenage girls have been sexually harassed online by children their own age, a study from charity Childnet suggests.

Some 31% of girls aged 13-17 have been targeted with unwanted sexual attention, compared with 11% of boys.

One in 10 of the 1,559 teens interviewed reported receiving threats of sexual violence, including rape.

The government is currently preparing new guidance on how schools deal with sexual harassment.

Other findings of the report are:

The report found that sexual harassment occurred across a range of platforms, from messaging apps such as WhatsApp to social media sites such as Snapchat.

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