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What Is It?

“Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices” is defined as cyberbullying. Because of the targeted use of technology, it is a distinct type of bullying.1)

Tactics And Examples

Cyberbullying includes a variety of tactics such as “outing” (sharing highly personal information such as sexual orientation or a home address), “trolling” (posting inflammatory messages intended to elicit an angry or embarrassed response), and “revenge porn,” or the forwarding of sexually explicit messages and images.2)

First Studies

The first studies on bullying in general were not conducted until the late 1970s.3)


When chat rooms and other online social forums were available to internet users in the 1990s, cyberbullying began to proliferate.4)

Cyberbullying And Bullying Rates

In one survey, over 75% of children aged 12 to 17 reported typical bullying at school, with 34% explicitly reporting cyberbullying.5)

Increase And Suicide Attempts

While conventional bullying has been related to an increase in suicide ideation and attempts, cyberbullying has a considerably higher prevalence.6)

Mean Comments

The great majority of students who reported being victims of cyberbullying claimed that the most common strategy was making mean-spirited online remarks.7)

Easier To Hide

Because of its anonymity, cyberbullying is often easier to conceal than traditional bullying, and many studies agree that its prevalence is likely underreported.8)

Instagram is the most widely used social media platform for cyberbullying. Facebook and Snapchat were ranked second and third, respectively.9)

Bullying Online

Young people who claim to being conventional bullies are more inclined to bully others online and through other technology means.10)

Age Peak

Cyberbullying frequently reaches a “peak” between the seventh and tenth grades, before declining for younger and older age groups.11)

Girls And Boys Statistics

Although boys are not far behind, girls are more likely to be victims of cyberbullying. Boys are more prone to cyberbully others than girls.12)

Women More Often Cyberbullied

Women spend more time on social media than men, which has been linked to a higher likelihood of cyberbullying.13)

Worse Feelings And Mood For Both Sides

Both cyberbullying offenders and victims have reported poor emotions or sentiments as a result of their participation or suffering.14)

No Physical Strength

Cyberbullying does not require physical power to dominate; smaller, more tech-savvy individuals have discovered techniques to terrify others that were not before conceivable.15)


People who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely than their straight or cisgender peers to be victims of cyberbullying.16)

Troubled Victim And Bully

People who are both a cyberbully and a victim of cyberbullying are more emotionally and psychologically unhappy than those who simply fall into one category.17)

Offenders - No Difference

While females, nonwhites, nonheterosexuals, and nonsingles are the most probable victims of cyberstalking or cyberbullying, there is no difference in the kind of offenders, implying that the same demography targets all of these oppressed groups.18)

Social Anxiety

Children and teens who engage in cyberbullying have greater rates of social anxiety than those who do not, suggesting that online engagement was a better channel for this population to both bully and be bullied.19)

Success Rate In Stopping Bullies

Adolescents who are “badly bullied” have a lower success rate than those who are only “mildly bullied” in getting bullies to stop being aggressive.20)

Noticing Victims

People who have been bullied are twice as likely to notice when someone else is being victimized.21)

1/3 Teenagers

If they witness or are the victim of cyberbullying, more than one-third of teenagers will not speak to an adult.22)

Social Media Apps Not Doing Enough

The majority of adolescent social media users say that the apps are not doing enough to address cyberbullying on their platforms.23)

Social Trend

Because the Internet has over three billion users, social scientists believe cyberbullying will endure for a long time.24)

Problem Not Only For Teenagers

While cyberbullying is commonly associated with kids (middle and high school age), college students and adults have also reported incidents of cyberbullying.25)

Cyberbullying In Pediatrics

Screening questions concerning cyberbullying, according to social scientists, should be included in pediatric checkups for individuals in the age categories most likely to be impacted. It might be one strategy to fight its growing popularity. Similar initiatives have helped to minimize teen dating violence and sexual assault.26)

Criminalization Of Cyberbullying

44 states had approved legislation making cyberbullying and other types of internet abuse illegal. Every state in the US, however, has rules or legislation in place to prosecute conventional bullying.27)


Many schools are implementing “geofencing,” which prohibits the usage of certain applications and websites on school premises that might be used to cyberbully others.28)

Stealing Accounts And Passwords

A bully stole and altered four out of ten middle school kids' passwords, locking them out of their own accounts or sending mails acting as them.29)

Absent From School

More than 16,000 students are missing from school as a result of bullying.30)

cyberbullying.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/14 23:46 by eziothekilla34