Actions taken to protect children from online harassment in Denmark 2019

Over 20 percent of Danish parents had a conversation with their children about risks on the Internet to protect them from online harassment in 2019. What other measures did parents in Denmark take that year? Monitoring child’s internet usage and limiting the time spent online were part of the preventative actions. Unfortunately, cyber bullying is a problem among children nowadays and more girls than boys in Denmark seemed to be exposed to it than boys in the country that year.

 Social media bullying among Danish kids

   Who else gets bullied online in Denmark? It looks like bullying on social media among girls was most common among the 13-year-olds in 2018. In contrast, the tendencies for boys were most common for the 11-year-olds. Regarding kids’ social class, the lower it was the more prone to bullying they were. To be precise, 12 percent of children coming from families in the lower social class were exposed to cyber bullying in 2018.

 Parental awareness worldwide

   A global survey discovered that 65 percent of parents worldwide were aware that social media was a platform where children were bullied. Furthermore, 45 percent of parents were aware of mobile cyber bullying among kids. Which countries is children cyber bullying most common in? As of 2018, nearly 40 percent of Indian parents had reported that their children have been victims to online bullying, which was an increase compared to previous years. The second country in the list was Brazil, followed by the United States.

What is done in your household to protect children from online harassment?

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

internet user

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows:
"Thinking about online harassment (e.g. cyber bullying or blackmailing), what, if anything, is done in your household to protect children under 16 years old while they are online?"

Multiple answers were possible.

*Number of all respondents from 28 countries.

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