Uninstall, Noob! Views on Rampant Toxicity in Online Gaming

Heba Saleous, Marton Gergely

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Abstract

Video games have become a big part of the digital world, evolving from mere sources of entertainment to entire career paths. Combined with improved device accessibility and implemented network-based features, gamers all around the world can play together any time they want. While the increased social aspects of video games mean that players can make new friends wherever they are in the world, some gamers take advantage of anonymity to harass others for various reasons. As the number of gamers grows over the years, so does the number of toxic behaviors found in online video games. In this research, a survey is conducted on the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) community to collect their experiences with toxicity and harassment in online video games, as well as player reporting systems. The results show that racism, sexism, and extreme slurs are encountered the most and that current reporting systems are ineffective in the battle to curb toxicity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, International Conference on Cyber Science and Technology Congress, DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/CyberSciTech 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages183-190
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798350304602
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 2023 International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2023 International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2023 International Conference on Cyber Science and Technology Congress, DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/CyberSciTech 2023 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Nov 14 2023Nov 17 2023

Publication series

Name2023 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, International Conference on Cyber Science and Technology Congress, DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/CyberSciTech 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 2023 International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2023 International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2023 International Conference on Cyber Science and Technology Congress, DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/CyberSciTech 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period11/14/2311/17/23

Keywords

  • cyberbullying
  • harassment
  • negativity
  • survey
  • Video games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Control and Optimization

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