Share of victims of cyberbullying in Italy 2015, by age

Cyberbullying seems to affect young people between 11 and 14 years of age the most. These are the results of a survey on the distribution of cyberbullying victims in Italy. One of the risks related to the digital world is the rise of such behaviors.

How can we express cyberbullying?

A recent survey asked teenagers in which way it would be easier for them to express their feelings or views regarding cyberbullying to their friends. During the survey period, it was found that 50 percent of the respondents believed that using words (without using emojis) would be the easiest way to express their feelings. On the other hand, 13 percent of the respondents reported that using emojis (without using words) could be a way to express their opinions on cyberbullying. 33 percent suggested using a combination of words and emojis.

Parents and cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can affect the moral integrity of children and active intervention of parents could ease the consequences of cyberbullying. Yet, according to data published by Ipsos, 76 percent of the interviewed Italians reported that, to the best of their knowledge, their children had never experienced Cyberbullying .

Distribution of cyberbullying victims in Italy in 2015, by age

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Release date

December 2015



Survey time period

October 1, 2014 to December 1, 2015

Number of respondents

4,402 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

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