Cyber bullying: share of bullied students 2012-2013, by household income

This statistic presents the percentage of students in the United States who were cyber bullied, divided by annual household income. During the school year 2012-13, 6.7 percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 years from a household with an income between $25,000 and $34,999 were harassed and bullied online. Cyber bullying includes unwanted contact by threatening or insulting the respondent via digital communications as well as sharing private information online.

Percentage of U.S. students who were cyber bullied as of school year 2012-2013, by household income

Share of students
Less than $7,5009.5%
$7,500 to $14,9998.1%
$15,000 to $24,9994.9%
$25,000 to $34,9996.7%
$35,000 to $49,9996.6%
$50,000 or more7.4%
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Release date

April 2015


United States

Survey time period

School year 2012-13

Age group

12 to 18 years

Special properties

Grade 6 to 12

Supplementary notes

Caution should be used in interpreting analyses using the household income variable. Overall weighted item reponse rate for household income was 80.3 percent. The 19.7 percent of the respondents with missing data represent 4,558,000 students ages 12 to 18 whose household income is not explicitly accounted for in the data.

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