A new survey was recently conducted by the Anti-Defamation League. In this report, it was revealed that there are “alarmingly high” levels of harassment within the gaming community.
According to the ADL study, 60% of responders between the ages of 13 and 17 experienced some form of harassment while online gaming. Furthermore, 10% of young people that took part in the survey said they were exposed to white supremacy while gaming online.
“Teenage gamers are harassed almost as often as adult gamers … By allowing this harassment of young people to continue, we risk children feeling that they should be ashamed of who they are,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
Harassment is not just limited to children in the world of esports. In fact, 83% of people surveyed between the ages of 18 and 45 reported experiencing some type of harassment while taking part in multiplayer games online.
(All information was provided by Forbes)