For 40% of Italians with a pandemic, the level of web civilization worsened

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The protraction of the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the online interactions of Italians: 40% declare a worsening of the level of civilization, up sharply compared to 23% last year. It is one of the data that emerges from the global 2022 edition of Microsoft’s Digital Civility Index, an annual event on the occasion of Safer Internet Day. It measures the level of exposure of people to online risks in the various countries involved, therefore a low score implies a low exposure to online dangers and, consequently, a high position in the rankings.
According to the study, the exposure of young people and adults to online risks is slightly decreasing globally. In fact, the global Civility Index improves by 2 points: all over the world the web is therefore perceived as a more civil and secure place than a year ago. Trend also in Italy: it gains two positions in the standings, placing itself in tenth place. The Netherlands tops the table, followed by Germany and the United Kingdom. For the first time, a South American country enters the top ten: Chile, which ranks ninth.
According to the research, online meetings and Dad, which have become increasingly common, are the ones that most of all contributed to improving the level of online civilization this year. 82% of Italians declare it (against 75.5% globally). In Italy, 50% of Millennials and young people of the GenZ declare themselves less worried than in the past when faced with uncivilized behavior online (vs. 51.5% in the world). Globally, fake news and unwanted sexting remain the most common risks found in the world this year, respectively, by 38% 30% and 24% of respondents globally. And women are the most exposed to online risks: 57% versus 43% of men.

Source: Ansa

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