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01 Aug 2011

Almost one fifth of youngsters cyberbullied

Nearly one in five UK youngsters have been the victim of cyberbullying, with girls affected more than boys, research suggests.

Many victims said the experience had damaged their confidence, mental health and even school attendance.

The study, by academics at Anglia Ruskin University, questioned almost 500 young people aged between 11 and 19.

Almost a fifth (18.4%) admitted they had been subjected to cyberbullying, when a person uses the internet or mobile phones to bully another.

Of the 273 girls questioned, 60 (22%) said they had been subjected to cyber-bullying, while out of the 200 boys questioned 27 (13.5%) said they had faced it.

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