According to a 2014 Pew survey, 73% of adult Internet users have observed online harassment and 40% have experienced it. 66% of those who experienced online harassment said their most recent incident occurred on a social networking site or app. This NSF-funded project is developing context-aware techniques to gather information about those affected by harassment, their networks, and determine/evaluate potential harassment. An interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, social scientists, urban and public affairs professionals, and educators will ensure that the research has a broad impact on the support for safe social interactions.
For additional information on the project Context-Aware Harassment Detection on Social Media, visit the following links: