Cyberbullying 101: What Is Cyberbullying?

At what age do kids start cyberbullying? Are boys or girls more involved?

Engagement in cyberbullying appears to be associated with an increased use in electronic technologies. As children get older, they are provided with cell phones and are able to register or have access to social networking sites. Cyberbullying increases in middle school and is more related to personal relationship issues in high school.

Data from the Cyberbullying Research Center ( reveals that approximately 20% of teens from ages 11 to 18 have been victimized by or engaged in cyberbullying. While both boys and girls are involved in cyberbullying, girls are more likely to cyberbully others and be the targets of cyberbullies.

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