Cyberbullying: Twenty Crucial Statistics for 2022 - - Deepstash
Cyberbullying: Twenty Crucial Statistics for 2022 -

Cyberbullying: Twenty Crucial Statistics for 2022 -


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What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that happens through digital devices such as phones or computers. It often happens over social media, text, email, instant messages, and gaming. Cyberbullying often takes the form of sending or sharing harmful or mean content about someone to embarrass them. Sometimes this content is shared anonymously, making cyberbullying feel even more threatening.


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Increased Screen Time

Some facts about the usage of our devices:

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, people around the world, including kids, are spending 20 percent more time on social media than they were pre-pandemic.

71 percent of U.S. parents with a child age 11 or younger are concerned that their child might spend too much time in front of screens, according to the Pew Research Center.

70 percent of parents estimated that their kids spend at least four hours a day with screens. Before the pandemic, 60 percent of parents estimated that their kids spent three hours or less in front of screens.


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According to the cyberbullying research, in which they studied parents of kids between the ages of 10 and 18, 21 percent of children have been cyberbullied.

As of January 2020, 44 percent of all internet users in the U.S. said they have experienced online harassment.

Of all the social networks, kids on YouTube are the most likely to be cyberbullied at 79 percent, followed by Snapchat at 69 percent, TikTok at 64 percent, and Facebook at 49 percent. And as a child’s age increased, so did the likelihood of cyberbullying.


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  • Over half of teens felt angry after being cyberbullied, about a third felt hurt, and nearly 15 percent felt scared.5
  • Two-thirds of tween victims of cyberbullying said that it had a negative impact on how they felt about themselves.
  • Nearly a third of tween cyberbullying victims said the incidents affected their friendships, while 13 percent said it affected their physical health.6


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What To Do? Take Action

  • The most effective way to prevent cyberbullying , teens say, is to block the bully, according to the National Crime Prevention Council.
  • Out of teenage cyberbullying victims:
    • 36 percent asked the bully to stop cyberbullying them.
    • 34 percent blocked all communication with the bully.
    • 29 percent did nothing.
    • 11 percent talked to their parents about the incidents.
  • Almost two-thirds of tweens said that they tried to help someone who was being bullied online, and 30 percent had tried to help multiple times, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center.


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