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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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Young 'targeted by cyberbullies on social media sites'

More young people than ever before are being targeted by cyberbullies via social media, research has found.

The number of young people who are the victims of cyberbullying are "much worse" than originally thought, an anti-bullying charity has said. Credit: PA

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.

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