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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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Facebook dismisses accusations of cyberbullying

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, and it would be wrong to suggest that, proportionally, Facebook accounts for more cyberbullying than other social media platforms.

We don't tolerate bullying on Facebook and that's why we provide the best tools and support in the industry for people to report bullying to us or to someone else who can help them...

We work with safety experts from Childnet, the Diana Award and our Safety Advisory Board to ensure young people know what to do if they come across bullying or feel threatened themselves.

– Facebook spokesman

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