When we looked at the results of our cyber bullying survey, we were shocked at how children and teens were fighting bullying and cyber bullying alone.
London, UK (PRWEB) September 16, 2014
In an article released today, NoBullying releases some astounding results to its latest cyber bullying survey.
With over 200 respondents, the results are sure to shock parents and educators on how teens and children deal with and perceive bullying, cyber bullying and social media safety.
56% of the respondents to the survey were between the ages of 12 and 18 and 61% of the respondents reported being residents of the United States of America.
When it comes to being bullied, almost 47% of the respondents said they were bullied more times than they could remember.
As for the social networks related part of the cyber bullying survey, an astounding 52% of the respondents said they were bullied on Facebook and 42% said they were bullied and sent nasty hateful remarks via text messaging while 17% said they were bullied on twitter. One respondent reports in the survey “I was told I should go ahead and kill myself.”
And when asked on how they responded when receiving those hateful messages, 64% said they ignored it and another 40% said they confronted the sender/bully while 51% blocked the sender from all social media platforms and email.
The survey answers show that when it comes to where teens and children feel they are bullied the most, 61% said they were bullied at school and 20% said they were bullied at home by abusive parents or family members and 38% said they were bullied online.
In another part of the cyber bullying survey the respondents were asked about the bystander effect and whether they would stand up for someone else being bullied, almost 92% said they would definitely stand up for bullies.
This cyber bullying survey revealed a shocking part of social media safety and how children perceive it, respondents were asked what information they believed should be shared online with no fear of internet violence, almost 40% shockingly said they felt it is perfectly fine to reveal photos online for anyone to see while 18% said they felt it is fine to share their school’s or work location.
As for parents, the respondents in this cyber bullying survey were asked if they felt their parents know enough about bullying and cyber bullying, 84% said their parents weren’t even close to knowing enough about bullying and cyber bullying and 69% said they didn’t believe schools are even remotely close to helping out when cyber bullying or peer pressure bullying happens.
Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying says “When we looked at the results of our cyber bullying survey, we were shocked at how children and teens were fighting bullying and cyber bullying alone. Parents need to step up and take note of epidemic of bullying.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.