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Canada: cyberbullying and cyberstalking among young people 2014, by indicator

The table illustrates the share of teenagers and young adults in Canada aged between 15 and 29 who have experienced cyberbullying and cyberstalking over the last five years as of 2014, broken down by indicator. The findings reveal that 59.9 percent of respondents who had been cyberbullied but not cyberstalked had a low level of trust in people from their neighborhood, with 43.7 percent of those who had been cyberbullied but not cyberstalked having a low level of trust in people from work or school. Additionally, 13.9 percent of respondents who felt that there was social disorder in their neighborhood reported having been both cyberbullied and cyberstalked, and 41.3 percent who had experienced both types of cybercrime reported the presence of an emotional, psychological or mental health condition.

Share of teenagers and young adults in Canada who have been cyberbullied and/or cyberstalked over the last 5 years as of 2014, by indicator

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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2014

Age group

15-29 years

Special properties

bivariate model

Supplementary notes

The control variables are age; sex; country of birth; province of residence; length of time lived in neighborhood; population size of community; marital status; presence of children; education level of parents; parents' country of birth; respondent's highest level of education; main activity in the last year; household income; religious affiliation and frequency of participation; visible minority; aboriginal self-identification status; mother tongue; witnessed violence involving at least one parent before the age of 15; experienced physical/sexual assault before the age of 15; and discrimination in the last 5 years.

Respondents stated that they “sometimes,” “often” or “always” have an emotional, psychological or mental health condition that may include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, anorexia, etc.

Respondents were asked to comment on “how big a problem” seven different conditions were in their neighborhood, including (1) noisy neighbors or loud parties; (2) people hanging around on the streets; (3) garbage or litter lying around; (4) vandalism, graffiti, and other deliberate damage to property or vehicles; (5) people being attacked or harassed because of their skin color, ethnic origin or religion; (6) people using or dealing drugs; and (7) people being drunk or rowdy in public places. If they reported that at least 3 in 7 were a “moderate” or “big” problem, they are defined as a person who perceives their neighborhood as having social disorder.

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means “cannot be trusted at all” and 5 means “can be trusted a lot,” respondents were asked how much they trust the people in their neighborhood. Those scoring 1, 2 or 3 were deemed to have a lower level of trust in their neighbors.

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means “cannot be trusted at all” and 5 means “can be trusted a lot,” respondents were asked how much they trust the people from their work or school. Those scoring 1, 2 or 3 were deemed to have a lower level of trust in people from work or school.

Respondents did at least one of the following in the last year to protect themselves or their property from crime: (1) changed routines or activities, or avoided people or places; (2) installed new locks or security bars; (3) installed burglar alarms, motion detectors or video surveillance; (4) took a self-defense course; (5) obtained a dog; or (6) changed residences or moved.

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