Cyberbullying

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.
Cyberbullying

Figure 11.1.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, by selected bullying problems and sex: 2011

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, by selected bullying problems and sex: 2011
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Bullying types do not sum to total "bullied at school" category because students could have experienced more than one type of bullying.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2011.

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