Cyber bullying suicide stats indicate that there were 11.8 deaths per 100,000 teens in the 15-19 age group, which is up from 8 deaths per 100,000 in 2000
- About 37% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online. 30% have had it happen more than once.
- 95% of teens in the U.S. are online, and the vast majority access the internet on their mobile device, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
- 23% of students reported that they’ve said or done something mean or cruel to another person online. 27% reported that they’ve experienced the same from someone else.
- Girls are more likely than boys to be both victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying. 15% of teen girls have been the target of at least four different kinds of abusive online behaviors, compared with 6% of boys.
- About half of LGBTQ+ students experience online harassment — a rate higher than average.
- Instagram is the social media site where most young people report experiencing cyberbullying, with 42% of those surveyed experiencing harassment on the platform.
- Young people who experience cyberbullying are at a greater risk than those who don’t for both self-harm and suicidal behaviors.
- 83% of young people believe social media companies should be doing more to tackle cyberbullying on their platforms.
- 60% of young people have witnessed online bullying. Most do not intervene.
- Only 1 in 10 teen victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
- 4 out of 5 students (81%) say they would be more likely to intervene in instances of cyberbullying if they could do it anonymously.
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