Ten Cyber Bullying Facts

10 FACTS ABOUT Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying. Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyber bullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it.

  • Nearly 35% of kids have been threatened online and almost one in five have had it happen more than once.

    Among this percentage, being ignored and disrespected were the most common forms of cyber bullying.

  • Nine out of ten middle school students have had their feelings hurt online.

    About 75% have visited a website bashing another student.

  • Four out of ten middle school students have had their password (s) stolen and changed by a bully who then locked them out of their account or sent communications posing as them.

About 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails.

The psychological and emotional outcome of cyber-bullying are similar to real-life bullying outcomes, except for the reality that with cyber bullying there is often no escape. School ends at 3 p.m., while the Internet is available all the time.

The primary cyber-bullying location where victimizing occurs, at 56%, is in chat rooms.

Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber-bullying.

About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than four out of ten say it has happened more than once.

Cyber bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis. Cyber bullying involves using technology, like cell phones and the internet, to bully or harass another person.

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