The New Year has arrived and here at NoBullying.com, that means one essential thing. It is time for Cyberbullying and Bullying Statistics 2014.
When gathering bullying statistics 2014, we always look at major polls published worldwide and covering a big number of participants, we always look at the major trends and shifts in cyberbullying and bullying worldwide.
Some of the key things we noticed when searching for bullying statistics 2014 are the following:
1- Most Children showed more worry about Pornography and Violence shared on all social networks as well as pop-up ads and phishing.
2- More children are showing knowledge and understanding of what cyberbullying and bullying entails, although a big percentage still expressed not knowing enough on how to fight it or prevent it.
3- Less children are expressing feelings of low self esteem and bigger percentage of them are expressing the desire to remain survivors and winners in the battle against bullying and cyberbullying.
Check the Cyberbullying and bullying statistics 2014 we have gathered for you.
According to EU Kids Online, a poll conducted in February 2013 shows the following:
Pornographic content tops the ranking of risks named by children in relation to the internet (22% of risks mentioned first by children).
Violent and aggressive content is the second most common concern identified by children (18% of first mentioned risks).
Also, Ditch the Label, released its annual cyberbullying report and here are some of the key bullying statistics 2014 covered.
Note: more than 10,000 youths were surveyed.
• 7 in 10 young people are victims of cyberbullying
• 37% of them are experiencing cyberbullying on a highly frequent basis
• 20% of young people are experiencing extreme cyberbullying on a daily basis
• New research suggests that young males and females are equally at risk of cyberbullying
• Young people found to be twice as likely to be cyber bullied on Facebook as on any other
• 54% of young people using Facebook reported that they have experienced cyberbullying on the social network
• Facebook, Ask.FM and Twitter found to be the most likely sources of cyberbullying, being the highest in traffic of all social networks.
• Cyberbullying found to have catastrophic effects upon the self-esteem and social lives of
up to 70% of young people
• An estimated 5.43 million young people in the UK have experienced cyberbullying, with 1.26 million subjected to extreme cyberbullying on a daily basis.
CyberBullying and Social Networks
Facebook: of all youths polled, 75% of them use facebook and 54% of those experienced cyberbullying.
Youtube: of all youths polled, 66% use Youtube and of that number, 21% of that percentage experienced cyberbullying.
Twitter: of all youths polled, 43% use Twitter and 28% of them experience cyberbullying.
Ask.fm: of all youths polled, 36% use Ask.fm and 26% of them experienced cyberbullying.
Instagram: of all youths polled, 24% use instagram and 24 of those experienced cyberbullying.
Tumblr: of all youths polled, 24% use it and 22% of those experienced cyberbullying.
Myspace: of all youths polled 4% use it and of that,89% experienced cyberbullying.
Another Survey done by legal experts Slater and Gordon and the Anti-Bullying Alliance, reveals that over half of children and young people in England (55.2%) accept cyber-bullying as part of everyday life.
67% of children would turn to their parents if they were bullied online. However, 40% of parents do not know how to respond if their child is cyber-bullied or how to set up filters on computers, tablets and mobile phones that could protect their children.
49% of parents say that the amount of opportunities their child has to access the internet leaves them struggling to monitor online behaviour, with 51% saying this also makes them afraid for their child.
69% of teachers and 40% of young people said that more should be taught about cyber-bullying and online safety through the national curriculum. However, 43% of teachers said their school did not currently teach anything about cyberbullying and online safety. More than 30% of teachers said they didn’t have adequate knowledge to match the online behaviors of their pupils, with 44% saying they didn’t know how to respond to cyber-bullying.
The poll was carried out across 2200 parents, children and teachers by OnePoll in October 2013.
Cyberbullying Statistics 2014 in United Kingdom
According to Anti-Bullying Alliance, nearly one in five (17%) of London children experience mean or cruel behavior online and a quarter of kids in the capital are witnessing the cyber-bullying of a classmate or friend.
Only 15 %of parents think that their child is safe online
47% of parents are concerned about their child being bullied online
Half of parents think their child may have been bullied online, 15 %know this for certain.
44% of parents think their child may be a cyber-bully themselves and 13 %have been told that their child is a cyber-bully.
65% of children often go online without any parental supervision
26 % spending four hours or more online every day.
53 % of children go online in their own room.
23% of children who have directed a comment with cruel or abusive language to someone online consider it ‘mean’ to the person it was directed at, and just 9% consider that behavior to be cyber-bullying.
In addition, 15% think if someone was upset by a mean comment directed at them online, they would be ‘over-reacting’, 24% saying they would be shocked to have their comments perceived as cruel.
The numbers also show that when it comes to UK children, a poll from October 2013 shows that,
- 63% have a cell phone
- 45% are on Facebook
- 42% are on Instagram
- 11.5% have been the target of cyberbullying in the previous 30 days (boys: 6.8%; girls: 16.0%)
- 3.9% have cyber-bullied others in the previous 30 days (boys: 0.6%; girls: 6.9%)
38% of young people have been affected by cyberbullying.
31,599 children called ChildLine in 2011/12 about bullying.
Almost half (46%) of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives.
38% of disabled children worried about being bullied.
18% of children and young people who worried about bullying said they would not talk to their parents about it.