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​​​Cyberbullying By The Numbers (From teensafe.com)

  • 87 percent of today’s youth have witnessed cyberbullying (Source)
  • Close to 34 percent of students acknowledge that they have experienced cyberbullying (Source)
  • 15 percent of surveyed students admit to cyberbullying others (Source)
  • 24 percent of our sons and daughters report that they do not know what to do if they would be harassed online (Source)
  • 39 percent of our children do not enable their privacy settings on social media (Source)
  • One out of three kids feel they are more accepted on social media networks than in real life (Source)


Commonly Reported Types Of Cyberbullying

  • 19 percent of cyberbullying often entails the spreading of rumors (Source)
  • Nearly 13 percent of victimized children experience hurtful comments (Source)
  • 72 percent of children report they are cyberbullied because of their looks (Source)
  • 26 percent of victims are chosen due to their race or religion (Source)
  • 22 percent of harassed children feel that their sexuality was the cause of the bullying (Source)
  • The National Autistic Society released that 40 percent of children with autism and and 60 percent of children with Asperger’s Syndrome report experiencing bullying- on and offline (Source)


Cyberbullying By Gender

  • Girls (41 percent) are more likely to experience cyberbullying at some point in their life compared to boys (28 percent) (Source)
  • Girls who cyberbully tend to post mean online comments (Source)
  • Girls tend to favor social media outlets like Snapchat or Instagram while boys often interact over gaming consoles (Source)
  • Male cyberbullies often post hurtful photos or videos (Source)


The Effects Of Cyberbullying

  • More than 7 out of ten children felt that bullying negatively impacted their social lives (Source)
  • 83 percent of victims felt that the bullying hurt their self esteem (Source)
  • 30 percent of victims have turned to self harming behaviors, which has increased by 6 percent from 2013 (Source)
  • 30 percent of children who have been bullied have suicidal thoughts, a 5 percent rise from 2013 statistics (Source)
  • 10 percent of children have attempted to take their own lives due to bullying (Source)
  • 7 percent of victims have bullied others as a result of their torment (Source)

Cyberbullying Info and Resources

Nobullying.com - Bullying and Cyberbullying Facts, Help & Advice

Check out the following from Nobullying.com and then visit their site.

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CYBERBULLYING AND HARASSMENT RESOURCES (from endcyberbullying.net)

These are organizations are dedicated to the identification and prevention of online bullying.

National Crime Prevention Center
A program from the U.S. Department of Justice, this site provides information about stopping cyberbullying before it starts and offers a National Cyberbullying PSA Contest.


Cyberbullying Research Center
Two professors run this website that features events, research, publications, and a blog on cyberbullying.

Stop Bullying Now
Author and speaker Stan Davis provides advice for both parents and students on how to prevent and take action against cyberbullying.

Wired Safety
This group is dedicated to Internet safety and offers opportunities for volunteering.


Anti-Defamation League
The organization offers strategies to respond to cyberbullying.

StopBullying.gov
Tips for students, parents, and schools on cyberbullying.

Family Online Safety Institute
Resources for parents.

Is Your Child a Cyberbully?
A checklist to see if your child shows warning signs linked to cyberbullies.