Cyberbullying Facts

-1 in 3 children aged 9 – 13 have been or are currently either being cyberbullied or are the cyberbully

-All children will at one point in their schooling career witness an act of bullying

-Bullying leads to low self-esteem

-Bullying leads to 15% increase in absenteeism

-Bullying leads to depression

-Bullying is not the direct cause of suicide but has a direct link to depression and anxiety which is a cause of suicide

-Cyberbullying adds a new dimension to the above – children can no longer escape the bully, they cannot go home and forget about the abuse because cyber follows them – they cannot switch off

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