Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented,
threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by
another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and
digital technologies or mobile phones.
Just like any other victim of bullying, cyberbullying victims experience anxiety, fear, depression, and low self-esteem. They also may deal with low self-esteem, experience physical symptoms, and struggle academically. Tragically, there have been many documented cases where cyberbullying victims have committed suicide.
65.8% of teens responded to the bully digitally (35% responded in person)
15.4% avoided school
4.5% have been in a physical fight with their bully
25% of teens claim to be targets of cyberbullying
2/3 or 66% of all teens witnessed cruel behavior online
Only 10% of parents are aware their teens are targets of cyberbullying