Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New Report on Cyberbullying

Harris Interactive and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) (of McGruff the Crime Dog fame) have just released their newest stats on cyberbullying among 13-to-17 year-olds, which they define as the "use of the Internet, cell phones, or other technology to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarass another person." You can read a summary of the report on Totally Wired, or access the Harris Interactive newsletter here. Among the report's highlights, 43% of teens report having experienced cyberbullying in the last year, girls continue to "cyberbully" more than boys, and 15- and 16-year-olds experience more cyberbullying than any other group (over half).

You can read more about the NCPC's anti-cyberbullying initiative here and at McGruff the Crime Dog's Blog.

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