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The father of British teenager Hannah Smith, who took her own life after allegedly being bullied online, said it was "scary" he was not surprised by a survey that suggested 69% of young people have been cyberbullied.
Dave Smith said he was expecting the figures "to be a little bit higher".
Facebook has hit back at a report which claims more online intimidation takes place on its website than any other social networking forum.
A spokesman for Facebook said with 34 million UK members, it had far more users than Twitter and Ask.fm, and it would be wrong to suggest that, proportionally, Facebook accounts for more cyberbullying than other social media platforms.
An anti-bullying charity has called on social media sites to do more to prevent cyberbullying, which they claim is "much worse" than originally thought.
Research by Ditch the Label found 69% of young people had experienced cyberbullying at some point and called on social networks to put "more investment" into "the resources of moderation".
The charity also called on the Government to work closer with social networking sites.
According to the Annual Bullying Survey 2013:
- Transgender people were more likely than either men or women to experience cyberbullying.
- Facebook, Ask.fm and Twitter were found to be the most likely sources of cyberbullying.
- At least 54% of Facebook users reported cyberbullying on the network.
An overwhelming number of youngsters will experience cyberbullying research has shown.
Liam Hackett, founder of Ditch the Label, said 69% of young people had experienced online intimidation and over 30,000 young people were visiting their bullying support centre on the Habbo website every week.
More young people than ever before are being targeted by cyberbullies via social media, research has found.
A report into cyberbullying by the Brighton-based charity Ditch the Label, quizzed 10,008 young adults between the ages of 13 and 22 and found levels of online intimidation were much higher than originally thought.
The Annual Cyber Bullying Survey showed seven in 10 young people had been victims of cyberbullying and 37% of those were frequently victims of it.
Facebook emerged as the site young people were most likely to be bullied on.