LGBT young people twice as likely to experience hate speech online, study shows

Young people who identify as LGBTQI+ are almost twice as likely to experience hate speech online compared with their heterosexual peers, a report looking at young people’s relationship with digital technology has revealed. The Nominet Digital Youth Index, an annual report measuring young people’s digital access and inclusion, found that young people who face systemic barriers to inclusion, such as LGBTQI+, ethnic minorities and those with disabilities – are worst affected by digital challenges. Its survey of more than 4,000 eight-to-25-year-olds living in the UK, reveals that 52 percent of young LGBTQI+ people experienced hate speech online, compared with 26 percent of those who identify as heterosexual. Read more.

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