Share of U.S. teens who have experienced cyber bullying 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of teenagers in the United States who have experienced cyber bullying as of April 2018. During the survey, it was found that 59 percent of U.S. teenagers had experienced some form of cyber bullying, the most common type being offensive name-calling. Teenage girls were more likely to be affected by the spreading of false rumors.

Percentage of teenagers in the United States who have experienced selected types of cyber bullying as of April 2018

Percentage of teenagers
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Release date



United States

Survey time period

March 7–April 10, 2018

Number of respondents

743 respondents

Age group

13-17 years

Special properties

online or on their cell phone

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

The source measured cyber bullying by asking respondents if they had ever experienced any of six online behaviors. Respondents who selected yes to one or more of these questions are considered to be targets of cyber bullying in this study. Throughout the report the terms “cyber bullying” and “online harassment” are used interchangeably.

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