Statistics and Salient Information Cyber-Bullying
What percent of kids ages 12 to 18said “have seen someone be mean orcruel to another person on a socialnetwork site”?
A 2011 study from the Pew Center forInternet and American life reported that 88percent of kids ages 12 to 18 said they,“have seen someone be mean or cruel toanother person on a social network site.”
So what percentage of youngpeople have experienced someform of cyber bullying?
About half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying, and 10 to 20 percent experience it regularlyCyberbullying Research Center
Victims report that they areprimarily Cyber-bullied by:
Victims report that they are primarily Cyber-bullied by:• 6.5% strangers• 26.5% someone from school• 20% an ex-friend• 21.1% a friend Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.W. 2009. Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Who are these people? Phoebe Prince Tyler ClementiJessica Logan Tyler Clementi
What percentage of teens haveposted or sent sexually suggestiveor nude pictures of themselves to others?
According to the Hartford CountyExaminer, About 1 in 5 teens have postedor sent sexually suggestive or nudepictures of themselves to others.
If it happens to you…• Remember, it is NOT your fault• Do not respond to the cyber-bullying• Do not erase the messages or pictures – save them as evidence• Tell an adult!
Are there any warning signs that might indicate when cyber bullying is occurring?A child or teenager may be a victim of cyber bullying ifhe or she:Unexpectedly stops using his or her computer or cellphone; appears nervous or jumpy when an instantmessage or email appears; appears uneasy aboutgoing to school or outside in general; appears to beangry, depressed, or frustrated after using thecomputer or cell phone; avoids discussions about whatthey are doing on the computer or cell phone; orbecomes abnormally withdrawn from usual friends andfamily members.
Words of adviceRemember: all you create with your phoneare saved and available as digitalevidence. They are either stored on theservers of your cell phone provider, or onyour cell phone provider’s web site in yourindividual web accessible account, or onthe flash memory or SIM card of yourphone and on other phones – even if youhave deleted them.