In the summer, we had a three day camp where we discussed internet governance, online anonymity and freedom of expression. At the camp we discussed questions that we thought related to freedom of expression and online anonymity, and that we wanted to ask people worldwide about. After an elimination process we put the questions we wanted to know the opinions the most into a survey, which was very successful but is now closed.
We ran the survey for a month or so to find out the views on anonymity online worldwide. We are very pleased to say that a staggering 1,382 people took part across 68 countries which we think is an amazing result and would like to thank everyone who took part. A special thanks to the people who took part in Finland, the UK, China, Mexico & India as we saw the highest responses from those countries. Also, 28% of the surveys were taken by 16-18 year olds, and 22% of responses were from people aged 13-15 years, so a big thanks to all of you (:
These results are extremely helpful because they enable us to present them at our booth in the IGF village at the Bali conference and give us amazing stats to include in our workshop that we will be holding there. They also present widespread views on the internet and anonymity on different online services. We will be publishing an online report in a few weeks and all in all, the survey results are incredible. In addition, we will be hosting a workshop titled 'Online Anonymity, Freedom of Expression and Internet Governance' at the IGF. If you are attending we do hope that you come and either take part in or support our workshop where we will be having some very interesting debates about whether anonymity can be defined and if achieving full online anonymity can ever be possible that you won't want to miss out on! I am so excited to go to the conference, just under two weeks to go!
Thanks for making this a successful survey!
Hi, I'm Jaydene and I am 15 years old and from London.
This is my first year as part of the Youth IGF Project and I am looking forward to attending the Internet Governance Forum in Bali and taking part in our workshop on anonymity on the internet.