Online multiplayer gaming is a very popular activity for young Australians.
Anonymity is an important aspect of online gaming.
Around 34% aged 8-17 made an in-game purchase between June 2016 and June 2017.
An estimated 17% of multiplayer gamers experience in-game bullying. Equal to roughly more than 200,000 young Australians.
How young people responded to bullying that they experienced while gaming online:
Young people also used more formal channels to deal with bullying.
1 in 5 young people who were bullied while playing also retaliated.
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Source: Research commissioned by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, July 2017. Respondents included 3,017 online young people aged 8-17 in Australia.
Office of the eSafety Commissioner