Printer Friendly

YOUNGSTERS TARGETED BY BULLIES.

A SURVEY into cyberbullying has revealed that more young people are being targeted through social media than ever.

The report, published by national anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, sampled 10,008 young people aged between 13 and 22 and found that levels of cyberbullying were much higher than previously reported.

Liam Hackett, founder of the Brighton-based charity, set up the Annual Cyber Bullying Survey, in partnership with teenage social networking site Habbo Hotel, because more than 30,000 young people were visiting Ditch the Label's virtual bullying support centre on the Habbo website every week.

He said: "In February, we launched our groundbreaking Annual Bullying Survey 2013 research taken from over 2,000 British teenagers. We found cyberbullying was a growing trend within the sphere of bullying and we were naturally inclined to investigate further."

The research showed seven in 10 young people had been victims.
COPYRIGHT 2013 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2013 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 2, 2013
Words:146
Previous Article:Purvis leads the way as Britain reach five finals; GYMNASTICS.
Next Article:SIR BRIAN JOINS UPPER RANKS OF JUDICIARY.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters