- 45% of adults who use social networking and messaging apps said they occasionally see people on their social networks and messaging apps posting unkind, negative or upsetting content.
- People sharing gossip and rumours has occurred for three quarters (72%) of adults using social networking and messaging apps, while around three in five (59%) have experienced people posting things that attack a certain group (e.g. racist, sexist or homophobic comments).
Date Published: 10/02/2015
Categories: Public and communities | Social | Technology & Telecoms | UK
Client: UK Safer Internet Centre
ComRes interviewed 1,445 adults online between the 14th and 15th January 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+.