55% of children bullied online in UK


The Cybersmile Foundation have released their annual Stop Cyberbullying Day Poll with a teen magazine Sugarscape which reveals that  55%  had been cyberbullied while 35 % admitted to have suffered up to 5 seperate incidents of online abuse…reports Asian Lite News.

cyberbullyingOf those 28,000 children and teens polled on how cyberbullying affects them 55% had been cyberbullied while 35% admitted to having suffered up to 5 separate incidents of online abuse in a recent Stop Cyberbullying Day Poll conducted by the Cybersmile Foundation with Sugarscape.

Twitter was voted the most popular social media site while Facebook was considered the least relevant platform by 45% of respondents. Facebook was also deemed the site people felt most at risk of bullying by 37% of those polled.

42% felt that there should be alternative punishments for cyberbullying such as community service while only 2% considered cyberbullying as not serious enough to get police involved.

“The 2015 Stop Cyberbullying Day poll is key to identifying the latest trends and behaviours of our increasingly digital teenagers in the U.K. The results suggest we all have a long way to go in tackling the devastating problems of cyberbullying and digital abuse, and with the data indicating 55% of U.K. teenagers have suffered from cyberbullying I think it’s crucial we do it quickly,” said Scotte Freeman, Founder, The Cybersmile Foundation.