Gamers face online harassment when playing video games, ADL says – Deseret News

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Gamers experience harassment, making it a part of their experience in playing video games

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League has found that most U.S. teens experience harassment when playing video games online.
The study said 60% of children 13 to 17 years old experience harassment when playing games online.
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Overall, gamers experience massive harassment online. The survey found 71% of adults from 18 to 45 years old “experienced severe abuse, including physical threats, stalking and sustained harassment within the first six months of 2021.”
According to the survey, about 10% of young gamers and 8% of adult gamers said they were exposed to white supremacist comments when playing online.
Some video game companies have worked to curb abuse. For example, Phil Spencer, the chief of Microsoft’s Xbox division, announced an initiative with Microsoft that would look to solve online bullying and abuse by taking a stance against abusers, according to the Deseret News.
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