The seventh White Ribbon For Women campaign of the Kering Foundation, running from November 16th to 30th, is designed to encourage the participation of Generation Z, the first generation to live so much of their lives online, to defend their peers from online harassment and support the person attacked by translating the hate into something empowering. By reformulating the insult with a positive meaning with wit or humor, it shows that it serves no purpose.
You’re a SLUT. Speak. Listen. Understand. Tolerate
More than half of adolescents have been bullied online. About the same number have been the bullies₁.
Further to drawing attention to the issue of online abuse for Generation Z and its disproportionate targeting of girls and women for being female online, the campaign aims to drive awareness of the psychological harm of cyberbullying, which can happen anywhere, anytime. The consequences of online abuse are no different from those of bullying in real life. Stress disorders and trauma, anxiety, sleep problems, depression, and physical pain...
The Kering Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term support and assistance of the younger generations by supporting new dedicated projects. Here are two examples of partnerships that have started this year:
In 2018, the Kering Foundation began supporting Project Dot, a program run by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault to encourage teens from underserved communities in New York to build a world without sexual violence. Project Dot works with these youth, from age 13 to up to adulthood at 21, who do not have access to traditional sexual education programs. These youngsters are involved directly in creating campaigns for their peers on issues such as consent, the pressures of social networking, and helping to encourage healthy relationships.
One of the seven recipients of the 2018 Kering Foundation Awards for social entrepreneurship, this crowd-sourced life-saving collection of online resources for women experiencing violence, includes DIY online safety guides to help survivors of domestic abuse circumvent being tracked. Chayn’s Tech vs. Abuse project explores the role of digital technologies in helping women concerned about online privacy and cyberstalking.
Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyberbullying.
73% of women have experienced online abuse.
76% of women who have experienced online abuse have changed their social media behavior.
55% of women said they had experienced stress, anxiety or panic attacks after experiencing online abuse or harassment.
93% of image-based sexual abuse (revenge porn) victims said they suffered significant emotional distress due to being a victim.
41% of women who have experienced online abuse feel their physical safety is threatened.
In Europe, 9 million girls have experienced some kind of cyber violence by the time they are 15 years old.
Half of UK girls are bullied on social media and 1 in 5 felt threatened by a comment online.
1 in 4 girls in France are victims of online harassment.
In Italy, 30% of victims of cyberbullying self-harm.
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. individuals will experience "extreme" online harassment such as physical threats, stalking and online sexual harassment.
In China,58% of students reported being bullied online.
In Japan, 22% of students had experienced cyberbullying.