In a 2008 Survey of 2,000 middle-school students from a large school district in the U.S., findings show that approximately 17.6% of middle-schoolers have experienced cyberbulling of some type. The survey by Sameer Hinduga and Justin W. Patchin reveals some facts about how many of our youth have experienced cyberbulling.
Other statistics from this report show that almost 10% of these middle-schoolers have recently experienced some form of cyberbullying. Cyberbulling as defined by Hinduga and Patchin for this survey is:
Cyberbullying is when someone repeatedly makes fun of another person online or repeatedly picks on another person through email or text message or when someone posts something online about another person that they don’t like.
There are many other statistical findings from their survey and they have also written a book on the subject. You can visit their website at www.cyberbullying.us to learn more about this survey and the book they wrote on the subject.