11 Cyberbullying Facts
- October 25, 2019
- by: Amy Grech
- in: Cyber bullying Cyber Safety Expert Cyberbullying Facts DoSomething.org Instagram Internet NJ Youth Guidance
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DoSomething.org is a global movement featuring millions of young people making positive change, online and off! You’ll find 11 facts listed below, along with sources can be found here. After you learn something, Do Something! Make the Internet a more compassionate place by anonymously reporting cyberbullying content online via our Shred Hate campaign, sponsored by ESPN, MLB, and No Bully.
- Approximately 37% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online. 30% have experienced it several times.
- 95% of teens in the U.S. are online, and most access the Internet on their mobile device, making it the most common platform for cyberbullying.
- 23% of students indicated that they’ve said or done something mean or cruel to another individual online. 27% indicated that they’ve experienced the same from someone else.
- Girls are more prone than boys to be both cyber bullying victims and perpetrators. 15% of teen girls have been the target of at least four different kinds of abusive online behaviors, compared with 6% of boys.
- Approximately half of LGBTQ+ students encounter online harassment—a higher than average rate.
- Instagram is the social media site where most young people report encountering cyberbullying, with 42% of those surveyed encountering harassment on the platform.
- Young people who encounter cyberbullying are at a higher risk than those who don’t for both self-harm and suicidal tendencies.
- 83% of young people think social media companies should be doing more to tackle cyberbullying on their platforms.
- 60% of young people have observed online bullying. The vast majority do not intervene.
- Only 1 in 10 teen victims will tell a parent or trusted adult about their abuse.
- 4 out of 5 students (81%) say they would be more likely to intervene in instances of cyberbullying if they could report it anonymously.