Forced Online by Pandemic, LGBTQ2S+ Teens Face Cyberbullying

Written on 05/18/2021
Taysha Jarrett

TORONTO -- As the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many to migrate more of their lives online, an alarming number of LGBTQ2S+ teens are facing the threat of cyberbullying and feeling that there’s no one they can turn to for help, says the head of Egale Canada.

“We know that, especially now during the pandemic, that around 92 per cent of our teens are online on a daily basis and 52 per cent of the 2SLGBTQI community between ages of 11 and 22 report that they are the victims of cyberbullying multiple times,” Helene Kennedy, executive director of the advocacy group, told CTV’s Your Morning on Monday, which this year is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, or “IDAHO Day”.

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