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GuardChild a leader in providing parents, guardians and educators with information to help them understand the dangers and warning signs of cyber bullying. See our tips and videos from YouTube to help increase awareness of this global epidemic.

The statistics below were reported by The National Crime Prevention Center, i-SAFE Inc., The Cyber Bullying Research Center,, The Hartford County Examiner,, American Osteopathic Association, Ipsos (the global research company for Reuters) News, Bitdefender and  Covenant Eyes.
  • More than half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
  • Of those who admitted they had been bullied, 87 % said it had happened on Facebook, 19 % on Twitter and 13 % on BlackBerry Messenger.
  • 1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied via a social networking site.
  • More than 1 in 3 young people have been threatened online.
  • 19 year old boys emerge as the biggest victims of online bullying, majority of which takes place on Facebook. Twitter was the next most frequent face for bullying.
  • Above 25% of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
  • One in ten parents online (12%) around the world say their child has experienced cyberbullying.
  • 60% of teens said they had never reported the problem to the relevant social media website.
  • Only 1% of teenagers say telling a teacher would be their first response to online bullying or trolling.
  • Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
  • 13% of teens who use social media (12-17) say they have had an experience on a social network that made them feel nervous about going to school the next day.
  • About half of teens have been the victims of cyber bullying.
  • Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim
  • Less than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to law enforcement.
  • 1 in 10 tweens or teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phone cameras.
  • About 1 in 5 teens have posted or sent sexually suggestive or nude pictures of themselves to others.
  • Girls are more likely than boys to be involved in cyber bullying.
  • Over 80% of teens use a cell phone frequently, making it the most popular type of technology and a common medium for cyber bullying.
  • Approximately half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying, and 10 to 20% experience it regularly.
  • The most common type of cyber bullying is mean, hurtful comments and spreading rumors.
  • Girls are as likely as boys to be cyber bullies or their victims.
  • 88% of teens using social media-using  say they have seen someone be mean or cruel to another person on a social network site.
  • Boys are more likely to be threatened by cyber bullies than girls.
  • All races are impacted by Cyber bullying.
  • Cyber bullying victims are more likely to have low self-esteem and to consider suicide.
  • More than 40% of all teenagers with Internet access have reported being bullied online during the past year.
  • “Hyper-networking” teens (those who spend more than 3 hours per school day on social networks) are 110% more likely to be a victim of cyberbullying, compared to those who don’t spend as much time on social networks.
  • Girls are more likely than boys to be the target of cyber bullying. Also, there is a direct connection to the amount of time girls spend online and the likelihood that they will be bullied.
  • 10% of those kids who were bullied told their parents about the incident, and that a mere 18% of the cases were reported to a local or national law enforcement agency.
  • 15% of parents are “in the know” about their kids’ social networking habits, and how these behaviors can lead to cyber bullying.
  • The most common virtual locations for cyber bullying are chat rooms, social networking web sites, email and Instant Messaging (IM).
  • Of the technologies used, chat rooms are currently where the most cyber bullying occurs, with various sources finding anywhere between 45% – 57% of all incidents originating there.
  • Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are growing fast, and so are the cyber bullying incidents originating from them.
  • Experts believe that they will soon overtake chat rooms as the top source of cyber bullying problems worldwide.
  • According to a recent study, 58% of 4th through 8th graders reported having mean or cruel things said to them online. 53% said that they have said mean or hurtful things to others while online. 42% of those studied said that they had been “bullied online”, but almost 60% have never told their parents about the incident.
  • Cell phone cameras and digital cameras are a growing problem in the cyber bullying world. A recent survey found that 10% of 770 young people surveyed were made to feel “threatened, embarrassed or uncomfortable” by a photo taken of them using a cell-phone camera.
According to extensive research on middle school age students and teenagers online, the fastest growing problems within the world of cyber bullying are:
  • Stealing an individual’s name and password to a social networking site, then using their profile to post rumors, gossip or other damaging information.
  • Altering photographs using Photoshop or other photo editing software in order to humiliate the individual.
  • Recording conversations without the individual’s knowledge or consent, then posting the call online.
  • Creating confrontational and mean-spirited online polls about the individual and posting them on different web sites.
  • Using web sites and blogs to post hurtful, embarrassing information about another individual.

Cyberbullying Infographic

Resources to Report Cyberbullying
Report It – Cyberbullying Research Center – Extensive contact information for Social Media Apps, Messaging Service Apps, Search Engines, Wireless SmartPhone providers, ISP’s, and more.

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