Cyberbullying- A Real Problem

According to a recent Pew Study, about one third of teenagers have been targets of online bullying. Online bullying includes: receiving threatening messages, having private e-mails or instant and text messages forwarded without consent, having an embarrassing photo posted without permission, or having rumors spread about them online.

Girls are more likely to be victims of cyberbullying than boys. 38% of online girls have reported being bullied compared to 26% of online boys. A staggering 41% of online girls in the 15 to 17 age group report being the victim of a form of online bullying.

Yet despite the high percentage of teens experiencing cyberbullying, 67% of teens surveyed still said that bullying happens more offline than online.