Cyber bullying: common types of bullying 2019

This statistic presents the percentage of middle and high school students in the United States who were cyber bullied, divided by the type of cyber bullying endured. During the April 2019 survey, 10.1 percent of cyber bullying victims had been impersonated online during the last 30 days. Cyber bullying includes unwanted contact by threatening or insulting the respondent via digital communications as well as sharing private information online. Overall, 36.5 percent of U.S. middle and high school students have ever been cyber bullied.

Percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who were cyber bullied as of April 2019, by type of cyber bullying

Share of respondents
I have been cyber bullied17.4%
Mean or hurtful comments online24.9%
Rumors online22.2%
Threatened to hurt me through a cell phone text12.2%
Posted mean names or comments online about me with a sexual meaning12%
Threatened to hurt me online11.7%
Posted a mean or hurtful picture online of me10.8%
Pretended to be me online10.1%
Posted mean names or comments about my race or color9.5%
Posted a mean or hurtful video online of me7.1%
Posten mean names or comments online about my religion6.7%
Created a mean or hurtful web page about me6.4%
One or more of above, two or more times30.1%
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 2019

Number of respondents

total survey n= 4,972

Age group

12 to 17 years

Special properties

middle and high school; in the past 30 days

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