October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Interesting Facts and Statistics about Cyber Bullying

Key facts and statistics about the growing problem of cyber bullying.

  1. Cyber bullies are likely to be older youth. Both males and females engage in cyber bullying although some studies report that cyber bullying is more prevalent amongst females.
  2. Depending on the study, approximately 10% to 33% of 11 to 19 year olds have experienced cyber bullying.
  3. 50% of cyber bullies report doing it for fun. Only 20% report doing it to ‘teach someone a lesson’.
  4. One third of students report being targets of postings of their personal communications for public viewing, being victims of rumors started about them or receiving threatening communications directed at them.
  5. One third of victims report being very upset by cyber bullying.
  6. Victims of cyber bullying often don’t know who the perpetrators are but the bullies usually know the victims.

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