UCLA study suggests most kids suffer from cyberbullying

A new UCLA study of nearly 1,500 12-to-17-year-olds finds that 72 percent of respondents self-reported “at least one incident” of bullying online, which can take the form of name-calling or insults, “most typically” through instant messaging or social networking sites. Further, nearly all (90 percent) said that they didn’t report these incidents of cyber-bullying to an adult, and half of them said that they just “need to learn to deal with it.”Many kids surveyed said that they were very worried that their parents might restrict Internet access if they knew what was going on online.
http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/10/03/bullying/Cyberbullying: new phenomenon or the playground gone online?
As kids have started pursuing more of their social lives online, their parents have become increasingly concerned that they are taking their bad habits with them. But the anonymity and lack of direct consequences facilitated by the online world has raised concerns that cyberbullying may be a completely distinct phenomenon from its real-world counterpart. A study that was published in the September edition of the Journal of School Health, however, suggests these fears may be misplaced.
arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081003-cyberbullying-takes-the-playground-online.htmlKids keep parents in the dark about cyberbullying
Online bullying could be more pervasive than you think.Three out of four teens were bullied online over the last year, according to a study released this week by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles. And while that number may seem high at the outset, only 1 in 10 of those kids told their parents or another adult about it, the study showed.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10058444-93.htmlBullying Common In Cyberspace
A new study in the Journal of School Health reveals that cyberbullying is common among teens who are frequent internet users, with 72 percent of respondents reporting at least one incident during the past year.Online bullying was associated with increased distress, as well as with in-school bullying, with 85 percent of respondents who reported at least one online incident also reporting being bullied in school. Most of the bullied teens did not tell their parents about the online incidents. They felt the need to deal with the problem on their own and were fearful of parental restrictions on internet use.

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