Refuge & Risk

This is a brand new, really interesting report from Adrienne Katz and Aiman El Asam, brought to you by Internet Matters.

Refuge and Risk explores how UK children, with some form of vulnerability, show how the online world has become their lifeline yet at the same time some are up to 7 times more likely to experience risk compared to their non-vulnerable peers, for example those with 3 or more vulnerabilities are:

  • Four times more likely to experience some form of cyber aggression (e.g. online bullying, racist/homophobic comments) – 40%
  • Three times more likely to be scammed online – 14%
  • Three times more likely to see harmful content, e.g. self-harm content – 40%

The link to the web page and report can be found here.