‘Breakthrough Generation’ Haters—A Pilot Study



The internet is a powerful medium in nowadays society. As young people spend most time being online, they are getting brand new opportunities for their education, entertainment and personal development. Still they are exposed to new threats, as hate speech. Every participant of cyberspace creates his own e-personality, either intentionally or unintentionally, and that can be crucial for young people reaching adulthood. The author of this paper conducted a study among youngster form several countries to determine a level of hate speech they meet while being online and tendency to become aggressors – haters. The research was conducted in several stages. The first one was defining particular aims and scope of the study. Then a pilot research for testing and improving questionnaire was carried out. This paper concentrates on this stage of the research and is the first of series dedicated to this survey.


Haters, Internet, Online communities


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