Cyberbullying

Facts, Definition, Examples, Statistics, Prevention, Etc..

Definition of Cyberbullying

Cyber-bullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, harassed, threatened, humiliated, embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen, or teen using the internet.

Facts of Cyberbulling

1. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide

2. 90% of teens who have seen social media bullying say they have ignored. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.

3. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person

4. 1 in 10 adolescents or teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves

5. 1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied over social media.

Examples:

  • Posting mean things about someone online
  • Starting rumors or spreading gossips about someone
  • Repeatedly texting someone to the point of harassment
  • Creating fake accounts to impersonate someone else
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