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HARASSMENT

More than 80% of online gamers have experienced harassment. 67% of students experienced 

harassment on campus. We're here to change that.

68% of players have experienced severe harassment while playing games online, which includes physical threats, stalking and sustained harassment according to a survey released by the Anti-Defamation League's Center for Technology and Society.

The games in which the greatest proportion of players experienced harassment while playing were DOTA 2 (80%), Valorant (80%), Rocket League (76%), Grand Theft Auto (76%), Call of Duty (75%) and Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) (75%).

The Anti-Defamation-League collected nationally representative survey results in collaboration with Newzoo, a data analytics firm that focuses on gaming and esports ------------------------->

In Addition:

According to a survey by the Association of American Universities, 1 in 4 cis women, 1 in 5 transgender, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming individuals, and 1 in 14 cis men will experience rape or sexual assault while an undergraduate student. 

Over half of them will occur during the Fall semester.

52%

reported being targeted based on their race, religion, ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

44%

reported experiencing stalking in online multiplayer games

12%

have been swatted, a dangerous practice in which someone attempts to send a SWAT team or other law enforcement unit to someone’s home by falsely reporting that a violent crime is taking place or is imminent.

28%

of online multiplayer gamers who have been harassed avoid certain games due to a game’s reputation for having a hostile environment.

22%

have stopped playing certain games altogether as a result of in-game harassment.

EGD provides student leaders with trainings on how to safely and effectively support at-risk students.

In addition, EGD operates as a mix of brave and safe spaces. Staff are equipped to educate, and members are not expected to do that labor.

EGD also provides students that partake in disruptive behaviors with workshops as our first line of defense against toxicity in our own community - teaching students how to respond towards difficult or frustrating situations in a respectful and healthy way.

EGD's Support Service Coordinators help students with:

Interpersonal Issues | Conflict Resolution | Title IX reports | Contacting Campus Security | Filing Police Reports