Ditch the Label, an anti-bullying charity, just released a new study which surveyed
2,500 gamers aged 12 to 25 years old that shows that 57% of the gamers have experienced
online game bullying.
One 16 year old gamer said that he has been bullied online since he was 10 years old
and over the years, he has even received death threats.
The report also found:
47% of those surveyed said they had been threatened in an online game.
38% said they had been hacked within a game.
74% said they would like the issue to be taken more seriously.
29% said bullying and trolling did not affect their enjoyment of online games.
64% said they been targeted by malicious trolling.
50% had experienced hate speech.
39% have received unwanted sexual contact.
22% have stopped playing due to the abuse! That represents a deep cut in the profits
of the game developers so it seems as this data gains momentum, that those who are losing
money will begin taking more action.
Automated moderators might be the answer if they can evolve successfully. One