Sunday, May 5, 2013

1 In 6 High School Students Was A Victim Of Cyberbullying In The Past 12 Months

Posted by Milton Recht:

From "Cyberbullying Rampant Among High School Students" on ScienceBlog:
Step into a class of 30 high school students and look around. Five of them have been victims of electronic bullying in the past year.
The researchers analyzed data from the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 15,425 public and private high school students. The school response rate was 81 percent, and the student response rate was 87 percent.
Results showed:
  • One in six high school students (16.2 percent) reported being electronically bullied within the past 12 months.
  • Girls were more than twice as likely to report being a victim of cyberbullying than boys (22.1 percent vs. 10.8 percent).
  • Whites reported being the victim of cyberbullying more than twice as frequently as blacks.

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