Recent studies have shown that out of 4, 000 Britons surveyed, about 20% of women and 8% of men say they are systematically harassed on the Internet. Moreover, just over a quarter of them reported this to the police.
Claire Waxman, who has been harassed for 12 years and is now the leader of Voice4Victims, competently argues that the psychology of harassment is based on an obsessive desire to find any way to annoy its victims.
In her opinion, the virtual space gives persecutors more and more tools to access victims, to constantly harass, harass them, and receive recharge for the next harassment.
The poll organizer Rachel Griffin, who heads the Lamplugh Trust, agrees with her. In her opinion, many of the persecuted feel that they simply have nowhere to hide. Unfortunately, there is still no single approach to solving this problem, so the police and Internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google are unable to effectively counter cybercriminals.