Online Bullying Affects 89% of Children, Survey Shows

October 6, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE: MarketWatch

Almost nine in 10 parents say their children have been affected by cyber bullies, according to a new study by Bitdefender(R), an award-winning provider of innovative Internet security solutions.

The Bitdefender study, based on interviews with a sample of 1,740 parents from five countries, also revealed that 54 percent of the respondents’ children have been “very affected” by cyber bullying, to the point of anger, violence, sadness or apathy.

Cyber bullying, defined as threatening, harassing, humiliating, embarrassing or otherwise tormenting others online, has prompted 19 percent of the parents interviewed to seek specialized help for their children, according to the survey results.

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