Cyber bullying: share of bullied students 2012-2013, by victim behavior

This statistic presents the percentage of students in the United States who were cyber bullied, divided by student reports of personal fear, avoidance behaviors, fighting, and weapon carrying at school. During the school year 2012-13, 11.7 percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 years who were cyber bullied feared attack or harm at their school. 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 victim behavior

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Sources

Release date

April 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

School year 2012-13

Age group

12 to 18 years

Special properties

Grade 6 to 12

Supplementary notes

! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is 30 to 50 percent of the estimate’s value

*Includes fear of attack at school and on the way to or from school. Includes respondents who "sometimes" or "most of the time" were fearful at school.
**Includes the entrance into the school, hallways or stairs, parts of the cafeteria, restrooms, and other places inside the school building.
***Includes guns, knives, or objects that can be used as weapons.

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