Cyber-bullying on the rise: survey

16 per cent of kids admit to being an online bully

The number of kids being bullied online is increasingly, according to a survey by Microsoft Canada and Youthography. Forty per cent of the 1,000 kids surveyed said they’d experienced cyber-bullying, up from 25 per cent in 2004. Meanwhile, 16 per cent confessed to being a bully. Though the majority of kids said they’d discussed the perils of the Internet with their parents, many still said they partake in risky practices, such as posting personal information on social networking websites, and accepting “friend” requests from strangers. Of the boys surveyed, a quarter confessed to using the Internet to find adult sexual content.

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