Facts About Cyberbullying
- Among students ages 12-18, 15.7% reported being bullied online or by text.
- In 2017-2018, about 15% of public schools reported that cyberbullying had occurred among students at least once a week at or away from school.
- Girls reported being bullied by being rumored, while boys reported getting threatened online.
- 9% of public schools said that the school environment was affected by cyberbullying.
- 8% of schools reported that staff resources were used to deal with cyberbullying. (Clearly, more resources are needed.)
- The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:
- Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok)
- Text Messaging and Messaging Apps on Mobile or Tablet Devices
- Instant Messaging, Direct Messaging, and Online Chatting Over the Internet
- Online Forums, Chat Rooms, and Message Boards (Reddit)
- Online Gaming Communities
- Statistics on Facebook bullying found that at least 1 million children were bullied on the social media platform in 2017 alone.
- The 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice)
- The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- The 22nd Edition of Indicators of School Crime and Safety, A Joint Publication of The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)