Almost one in five children in Staffordshire has been a victim of cyber-bullying and 40% of children know someone who has been bullied online, according to a police survey.
More than one in ten children said that they had shared personal information online or on social media with someone they didn’t know and 6% said they had done so more than once.
The survey was completed by 880 children online.
Percentage of Staffordshire children who know someone who has been a victim of cyber bullying
Percentage of children in Staffordshire who admit to having been bullied online
More than three quarters of those asked said they know cyber bullying is a crime, but just 4% said they would report it to the police.
This means that the numbers shown in official crime figures could be far lower than the actual number of incidents.