Effects of cyberbullying
About half of young people in US have experienced some form of cyber bullying. Of them, almost 20 per cent experience cyber bullying regularly.
11 per cent of adolescents and teens report that embarrassing or damaging photographs have been taken of them without their knowledge or consent.
95 per cent of teens that witnessed bullying on social media report that others, like them, have ignored the behaviour.
More than half of young people surveyed say that they never confide in their parents when cyber bullying happens to them.
Only one out of every six parents of adolescents and teens are even aware of the scope and intensity of cyber bullying today.
Victims of cyber bullying are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and to consider suicide.