Cyberbullying Is on the Rise Among Teenagers, National Survey Finds

Jul 18, 2019 by

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By Héctor Alejandro Arzate –

While smartphones, tablets, and other digital tools have transformed how schools teach, they’ve also changed the way students interact with one another. And with those changes, have come increased reports of cyberbullying, according to the new report by the National Center for Education Statistics.

The nationwide report, “Student Reports of Bullying: Results from the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey,” found that 20 percent of surveyed students ages 12-18 reported being bullied during the 2016-2017 school year. Among those students, 15 percent were bullied online or through text messages. The results marked a 3.5 percent increase in cyberbullying from the 2014-2015 school year, according to the NCES.

Data on cyberbullying was collected separately from in person bullying up until 2015. But researchers feel that the shifting landscape requires both uniformity and awareness in measuring bullying in all its forms.

continued: Cyberbullying Is on the Rise Among Teenagers, National Survey Finds – District Dossier – Education Week

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