One in three online teens have experienced online harassment. Girls are more likely to be victims. But most teens say that they are more likely to be bullied offline than online.

That’s the pull-quote from the Pew Internet in American Life Data Memo on cyberbullying that was released today. The report looks at who is usually cyberbullied – by age and gender, the formats in which cyberbullying is perpetrated, and why cyberbullying happens.

As the quote at the top of this post points out, bullying is not just the purview of the Internet. While bullying takes on different forms online, teens still need to know how to handle all kinds of bullying whether in the school parking lot or on a blog.

Check out the report to find out what teens say about bullies and cyberbullies and to get ideas on how to educate parents and colleagues about the world of bullying in a teen’s life.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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