Cyber-Bullying

By: Kaitlyn Knuth

Cyber-Bullying Can Inclued

  • Posting nasty pictures of others on social media sites


  • Pretending to be somebody else
  • Spreading rumors
  • Harassing others through text message or instant messaging

Most affected are kids ages 9-14

  • 62% of people bullied said they were bullied by someone at their school
  • 46% by a friend
  • 55% did not know who cyber-bullied them
  • 18% of 6-8 graders were cyber-bullied in the last couple months
  • 6% of them were bullied 2 or more times

Motivations

· 81% think it is funny

· Self protection or revenge

· Boredom

· Ego based; promote status

· To seek a reaction

Cyber-Bullying Stats


  • Percent of students who reported being cyber bullied- 52%
  • Teens who have experienced cyber-threats online- 33%
  • Teens who have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the internet- 25%
  • Teens who do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs- 52%
  • Percent of teens who have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phone cameras- 11%