The Alan Turing Institute’s public policy programme today (27 November) publishes a new policy briefing, How much online abuse is there? A systematic review of evidence for the UK.
The briefing identifies some considerable shortfalls in existing monitoring practices for online abuse and its recommendations include:
- a representative survey dedicated to understanding the experience of people in the UK of online abuse should be administered each year.
- a new platform for monitoring the prevalence of online abuse in real-time should be created.
- Government statistics on different types of illegal online abuse should be made available in a single bulletin.