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Cyber Bullying StatisticsData
Percent of students who reported being cyber bullied52 %
Teens who have experienced cyberthreats online33 %
Teens who have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the internet25 %
Teens who do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs52 %
Percent of teens who have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phone cameras11 %
Where Cyberbullying Takes PlacePercent Who Reported
Facebook84.2 %
Instagram23.4 %
Twitter21.4 %
Snap Chat13.5 %
Instant Messages11.2 %
Most Common Types of Cyberbullying (as percent of all reported incidents)Percent
Sending mean messages or threats by email or text35 %
Spreading rumors online via social networking sites or web pages21 %
Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person12 %
Stealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messages9 %
Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person7 %
Spreading unflattering pictures of a person by phone or internet6 %
Other10 %
Cyberbullying by GenderMaleFemale
I have been cyberbullied16.6 %25.1 %
Someone posted mean or hurtful comments online10.5 %18.2 %
Someone posted a mean video about me online3.6 %2.3 %
I have cyberbullied others17.5 %21.3 %
I spread rumors online about others6.3 %7.4 %
I posted a mean / hurtful picture online4.6 %3.1 %
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Bullying Statistics (Non-Cyber)Data
Percent of teens who reported being bullied while at school37 %
Percent of students who had bullied others "often"17 %
Percent of bullying that occured inside the school85 %
Percent of bulling that occured on school grounds, bus, or on their way11 %
Percent of victims that reported it to someone at school29 %
Victims who were bullied once or twice during the school year2 in 3
Victims who were bullied once or twice a month1 in 5
Victims who were bullied daily or several times a week1 in 10
Percent of middle schools that reported bullying problems44 %
Elementary schools that reported bullying problems20 %
High schools that reported bullying problems20 %
Percent of middle and high school students who have had hate terms used against them10 %
Percent of students who avoided school or certain places because they were afraid of being harmed in some way7 %
Percent of teen weapon injuries that took place at school8 %
Common Types of BullyingPercent of Students
Percent of students who were made fun of by a bully20 %
Had rumors or gossip spread about them10 %
Physically bullied20 %
Threatened6 %
Excluded from activities they wanted to participate in5 %
Coerced into something they did not want to do4 %
Had personal belongings destroyed by bullies4 %
States With Highest Level of Reported Bullying Incidents
RankState
1California
2New York
3Illinois
4Pennsylvania
5Washington
Additional Bullying Statistics
Homosexual and bisexual teens are more likely to report bullying than heterosexual teens
Students with disabilities are more likely to be the victims of bullying
Females are more often the victims of bullying than males
Males are more likely to experience physical or verbal bullying
Females are more likely to experience social or psychological bullying
Females and white students reported the most incidents of being the victims of bullying
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Health and Human Services, Cyberbullying Research Center
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 24, 2017

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