Facebook 'worst' for trolling

Internet bullying and trolling are more prevalent on Facebook than any other social networking site, a report has found.

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Online bullying has 'devastating and tragic effects'

Emma-Jane Cross, CEO and founder of the charity BeatBullying, said many young people are suffering in silence from online bullying.

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.

– Emma-Jane Cross, CEO and founder of the charity BeatBullying

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Facebook 'worst social networking site for trolling'

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.

A report has found that Facebook is worse than Twitter for social media bullying Credit: Martin Keene/PA Wire

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.

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