90 Percent Of Teens Encounter Cyberbullying

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"90 Percent Of Teens Encounter Cyberbullying"

A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that nine out of 10 teenagers have witnessed cyberbullying of their peers on social networks, though eight out of 10 reported that they still had positive social experiences online. Of those who witnessed cyberbullying, 21 percent admitted to joining in the harassment. These results are higher than those found in an Associated Press-MTV poll in September, but both studies confirm that cyberbullying has become a ubiquitous part of the adolescent experience.

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