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  1. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
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  3. Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
  4. 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
  5. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.

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  1. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
  2. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
  3. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
  4. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
  5. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
  6. About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.

Sources

  • 1

    Moessner, Chris. "Cyberbullying, Trends and Tudes." NCPC.org. Accessed February 10, 2014, http://www.ncpc.org/resources/files/pdf/bullying/Cyberbullying%20Trends%20-%20Tudes.pdf.

  • 2

    Graham, PhD, Sandra. "Bullying: A Module for Teachers." Accessed February 10, 2014, http://www.apa.org. http://www.apa.org/education/k12/bullying.aspx#.

  • 3

    Connolly, Ciaran. "Facts About Cyber Bullying" No Bullying Expert Advice On Cyber Bullying School Bullying. Accessed February 10, 2014, http://nobullying.com/facts-about-cyber-bullying/.

  • 4

    "Teen Online & Wireless Safety Survey." Cox Communications. Accessed February 14, 2014, http://ww2.cox.com/wcm/en/aboutus/datasheet/takecharge/2009-teen-survey.pdf?campcode=takecharge-research-link_2009-teen-survey_0511.

  • 5

    "Teen Online & Wireless Safety Survey." Cox Communications. Accessed February 14, 2014, http://ww2.cox.com/wcm/en/aboutus/datasheet/takecharge/2009-teen-survey.pdf?campcode=takecharge-research-link_2009-teen-survey_0511.

  • 6

    "Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites." Pew Internet. Accessed February 10, 2014, http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Teens-and-social-media.aspx.

  • 7

    Connolly, Ciaran. "Facts About Cyber Bullying" No Bullying Expert Advice On Cyber Bullying School Bullying. Accessed February 10, 2014, http://nobullying.com/facts-about-cyber-bullying/.

  • 8

    "Cyber Bullying." Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance. Accessed February 10, 2014, http://www.pa-fsa.org/Assets/files/CYBERBULLYING_revised.pdf.

  • 9

    "Cyber Bullying: Statistics and Tips." i-SAFE Inc. Accessed February 10, 2014, http://www.isafe.org/outreach/media/media_cyber_bullying.

  • 10

    Reed, Ed.D, Cindy. "Understanding and Addressing Bullying in Schools and Communities." Auburn College of Education. Accessed February 10, 2014, http://archives.huduser.org/oup/conferences/presentations/oupcombined/nola12/OUP12-Cindy%20Reed-042612.pdf.

  • 11

    Connolly, Ciaran. "Facts About Cyber Bullying" No Bullying Expert Advice On Cyber Bullying School Bullying. Accessed February 10, 2014. http://nobullying.com/facts-about-cyber-bullying/.

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