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'69% of young' cyberbullied

At least 69% of young people have been cyberbullied, and 20% of those have felt the bullying had been "very extreme", a survey has found. Anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label found Facebook to be the website where the most bullying took place.

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'69% of young people' experience cyberbullying

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.

We found that cyberbullying was a growing trend within the sphere of bullying and we were naturally inclined to investigate further.

We found that 69% of young people had experienced cyberbullying and that 20% of those said it had been very extreme.

We asked people to rate the impact cyberbullying had on their lives on a scale of one to 10, with one being not severe and 10 being incredibly severe.

On average, the effect on their self-esteem was 7.5 out of 10, which can go on to affect their social lives and their optimism for the future. It's having a massive impact on young people.

– Founder of Ditch the Label Liam Hackett

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