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Cyberbullying in the UK

One in four adults globally have never heard of cyberbullying and why is raising awareness about it such a challenge?

Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously to a large audience quickly.

In the UK, almost half of all girls have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey of more than 1,000 young people. The poll also showed that 40% of boys have received harassment online.

Around 76% of adults around the world feel that cyberbullying is a fundamentally different type of bullying that needs special attention apart from the efforts already taken to tackle bullying in general.

One in five children in Australia has experienced cyberbullying. 37% of the people in India have never even heard of cyberbullying or anything about it.

So, slowly but surely, creating awareness about cyber-bullying is becoming more and more important in today’s fast-paced world with technology developing at a rapid speed.

“The Internet is here to stay. It should be used for what it’s there for, for positive things, learning and positive interactive communication. It’s vital we raise awareness about using it respectfully” says Linda James, CEO of Bullies Out.

Why is raising awareness about cyberbullying essential?

To sum up, it is a worldwide issue that needs attention and in today’s fast-moving world, there are many organisations and institutes that work towards it, but change always starts with you. Here’s what you can do from your side to tackle cyberbullying.

How do victims and parents deal with cyberbullies?