40% Adults Are Targets of Cyberbullies: PEW


(At least) 75 percent of American adults have been witness to cyberbullying and (at least) 40 percent have experienced it first-hand. This is according to a 2014 PEW Research study.

The types of harassment between the sexes is the same, varying only slightly as to whether men or women experience a certain type more. Cyberbullies tend to engage in:

  • Name calling
  • Embarrassing someone
  • Physical threats
  • Long-term harassment
  • Stalking
  • Sexual harassment

The PEW results also show that about half of the targets didn’t know their tormentors.

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