Cyberbullying Statistics

  • 71% of young generations say they are concerned about cyberbullying (Reportlinker June 2017)
  • A 2016 report from the Cyberbullying Research Center indicates that 33.8% of students between 12 and 17 were victims of cyberbullying in their lifetime. Conversely, 11.5% of students between 12 and 17 indicated that they had engaged in cyberbullying in their lifetime. (Cyberbullying Research Center, 2016).
  •  Among Internet users of Canadians between ages 15 – 29,  17 percent  (or 1 in 5) said they had been victims of cyberstalking or cyberbullying in the previous five years. (Statistics Canada, December 2016).
  • In a random sample study over 14% admitted to cyberbullying another person, with spreading rumors online, via text, or email being the most common form of bullying. (Cyberbullying Research Center, 2015).
  • Girls (40.6%) are much more likely to be victims of cyberbullying than boys (28.8%). Girls also dominate social media, while boys tend to play videogames. (Cyberbullying Research Center, 2015).
  • 2015 random sample study of 11-15 year olds in the Midwest found that over 34% reported being the victim of cyberbullying in their lifetime.  (Cyberbullying Research Center, 2015).
  • A study by McAfee, found that 87% of teens have observed cyberbullying. (McAfee, 2014 Teens and the Screen study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying).
  • More than half of teens have witnessed cyberbullying on social media. Cox. (2014) “Cox 2014 Internet Safety Survey.” The Futures Company.
  • 54% of teens surveyed have witnessed online bullying: Cox. (2014) “Cox 2014 Internet Safety Survey.” The Futures Company.
    • 39% on Facebook
    • 29% on YouTube
    • 22% on Twitter
    • 22% on Instagram
  • 60% of teens who admit to being bullied online have told an adult (compared to 40% last year). Cox. (2014) “Cox 2014 Internet Safety Survey.” The Futures Company.
  • Teens who report being bullied say it was because of their:
    • 61% appearance Media Center
    • 25% academic achievement/intelligence
    • 17% race
    • 15% sexuality
    • 15% financial status
    • 11% religion
    • 20% other Cox. (2014) “Cox 2014 Internet Safety Survey.” The Futures Company.
  • Encourage parents and guardians to spend 15 minutes per day talking to their kids. (The KnowBullying App has conversation starters). Cox. (2014) “Cox 2014 Internet Safety Survey.” The Futures Company. READ MORE