Cyberbullying Is More Common Than Parents Think, Study Shows

December 19, 2022 -- Nearly half of US teens say they've been bullied online, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
The most commonly reported type of cyberbullying was ''insulting,'' with 32% of teenage girlfriends saying it happened to them.
Digital age parenting experts say the findings aren't surprising.
“There are so many attacks online that are due to online disinhibition and the way we forget there is another human being on the other side of the screen,” says her Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise. said:
Helping children thrive (and survive) in a digital world,'' said The Washington Post. Cyberbullying isn't high on parents' list of concerns about what their teens are doing online. Parents of the teens were also surveyed and the results revealed discrepancies:
Only 29% of parents said they were concerned about their teen being harassed or bullied by others on her social media. Cyberbullying ranked her sixth on her list of eight concerns about social media surveyed by parents.
They were far more concerned about what teens were watching online or what they should be doing instead. (46%) and “I wasted too much time on these pages” (42%). The next concern among parents is that social media use leads to depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem in their teens, with just over one in four parents citing these issues as a concern. It is listed as
The survey was conducted online from April 14, 2022 to her May 4, with her 1,316 US teenagers aged 13 to her 17. Parents of teenagers were interviewed individually around the same time.
While her teens of different genders, races and ethnicities were nearly equally likely to say they had been bullied online, the researchers found differences in the types of bullying they experienced. I discovered that
''Her teens, who are white, black, and Hispanic, are not statistically different in terms of having experienced online harassment, but certain types of online attacks are more common in certain groups. It's a big deal,'' the study's authors wrote. “For example, white teens are more likely to report being hit by a hoax than black teens. They are more likely to say they were constantly asked where they were, what they were doing, and who they were with by someone other than their parents.”
The results also showed that her teen in a household with an annual income of less than $30,000 was twice as likely (16% vs. 8%) as he was to say he had been physically threatened online. was shown.
Most of her teens rated their parents highly for dealing with online abuse and harassment, but teachers, law enforcement, social media companies and elected officials are addressing the issue. says no.
Most of the parents surveyed (77%) say their children struggle with problems and challenges that are very different from those they faced in childhood.

26 Dec 2022