Pew Research Center released its latest findings on cyberbullying experiences for teens. 46% of teens have experienced one of the following bullying behaviors:
- Offensive name-calling
- Spreading of false rumors about them
- Receiving explicit images they didn’t ask for
- Physical threats
- Constantly being asked where they are, what they’re doing, or who they’re with by someone other than a parent
- Having explicit images of them shared without their consent
Knowing the various forms of cyberbullying can help adults have positive and proactive conversations about it rather than merely reacting to a teen in the midst of an emotionally charged moment. For ideas on how to help the teens you care about learn strategies to prevent and react to cyberbullying, see ConnectSafely’s comprehensive guide.