Cyberbullying – the latest

Following on from our blog on January 3rd, which outlined some of the key points on cyberbullying, it is interesting to report on new statistics from ChildLine.  The charity’s report – Can I tell you something? shows that the number of children contacting ChildLine about cyberbullying almost doubled in 2012-13 compared with the previous year. During the same period reports of other types of bullying had just an 8% increase.

The report also found that 84% of children who contact ChildLine about cyberbullying are 12-18 years old. The table below is taken from the ChildLine report and shows how bullying varies across children of different age groups.