There’s no shortage of cyber bullying facts and statistics, but a recent study at Nottingham Trent University reveals an interesting aspect to phenomenon: Most teens assume their friends are more at risk to being bullied online than they are themselves.
The survey included 109 teenage boys and girls between 16 and 18 and found that most rated themselves as being at lower risk of being cyber bullied than others around them, including their friends, younger students at their school and strangers.
Unfortunately, according to statistics, those feelings of being invulnerable are unrealistic: According to one study, 53% of kids admit to having said something mean or hurtful to another per person online. Of those kids, 1 in 3 admitted to doing it more than once.
Girls are twice as likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying than boys and 13% of teens on social media have that that something said about them on a social network made them fearful to go to school the next day.
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