More parents than ever before believe their children have been cyberbullied.
An international IPSOS survey found 19 per cent of Australian parents noticed their child had experienced some form of cyberbullying — a 6 per cent increase since 2011.
The Global Views on Cyberbullying report compiled data from more than 20,000 parents worldwide, and shows that 17 per cent believe their children have been victims.
The survey of parents in 28 countries defined cyberbullying as when a child or group of children intentionally intimidate , offend, threaten or embarrass another child or group through the use of technology.
Two-thirds of parents said the cyberbullying occurred on social networking sites.
IPSOS Head of Public Affairs, Mari Harris, highlighted the connection between social networking and schools. She said 67 per cent of respondents who knew of a child who had been bullied said it was done by a classmate.
Russian (1 per cent) and Japanese (5 per cent) parents were most confident their kids were been bullied online, but India topped the list with 37 per cent. Australia ranked 11th.
The Herald Sun Digital Edition: Parents fear net bullying
October 2018 – heraldsun.com.au
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