Cyberbullying: Teens Turn to Friends More Than Parents or Teachers

With back to school around the corner, the concern of bullying and cyberbullying is on many parents minds.

Whenever you are being harassed or bullied online, especially if virtual violence or otherwise is involved, being able to tell someone is imperative. With younger people we encourage them to tell their parents, however we know at times this can be difficult. They fear their will lose their online privileges or not be taken seriously.
In a report by Unicef the majority of adolescents polled said the would turn to a friend, and that’s okay. As long as you tell someone.
  • 54% said they would tell a friend.
  • 48% said they would tell a parent.
  • 19% said they would tell a teacher.

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