Young Girls Online – SI PAC
One of the concerns of Soroptimist International is that young girls are able to live in safe and healthy environments. The Internet has completely changed these environments. Most Teenage girls can’t “just turn it off” and pretend that what happens online isn’t real, because for them, it is. This is the world they have grown up in and it isn’t that they are dedicating themselves to their devices, it’s that these are their preferred tool for communicating, sharing, and all the other things teens do as they grow into young adults.
However, we know that the online world can expose girls to online messages of hate, homophobia, racism and sexism. Issues that can lead to mental health issues and self-confidence problems.
The aim of this SI project is to understand more about the world teenagers experience online and how widespread some of the issues are. Once we have more information, we will be able to add our voice and support to charities, pressure groups and lobbyists who are pushing for change.
What can you do?
Do you know any teenagers who can complete our survey and help us gather the facts? It may be your child, grandchild, friend or neighbour. If so, please forward the message and link below, and feel free to share on social media or email. We are keen to get as many responses as possible.
Young people online survey – Anonymous
We would like to learn more about the online experiences of young people.
If you are aged between 8-18 please could you answer the questions below honestly. It will only take a couple of minutes and your responses will be held confidentially, and none of your personal data held on file.
Please ask your parents for permission before completing the survey.
This study has been produced by Soroptimist International (Winchester and District) which is part of a worldwide organisation of women, linked to the United Nations.