Emma-Jane Cross, CEO and founder of the charity BeatBullying, said many young people are suffering in silence from online bullying.
– Emma-Jane Cross, CEO and founder of the charity BeatBullying
Bullying both on and off-line continues to be a serious problem for a huge number of teenagers and we cannot ignore its often devastating and tragic effects.
We work with hundreds of young people being cyber-bullied or trolled so badly that it can lead to depression, truancy, self-harm, or even force them to contemplate or attempt suicide.
A study has claimed that Facebook is the worst social networking site for internet trolling and bullying.
- Almost half of those targeted by bullies were victimised off-line
- Sixty five per cent of teenagers were subjected to abuse in cyberspace
- More than a third of those who had experienced trolling ever reported it to the social network where it took place
Internet bullying and trolling are more prevalent on Facebook than any other social networking site, a report has found.
Nearly 90 per cent of teenagers who reported cyber abuse said they had been targeted on Mark Zuckerberg's site.
Only a fifth of teenagers were found to be targeted by Twitter trolls.
According to the report from knowthenet.org.uk, the most frequently victimised were 19-year-old boys.