Summary of Our Cyberbullying Research (2007-2023) post thumbnail

Summary of Our Cyberbullying Research (2007-2023)

At the Cyberbullying Research Center we have been collecting data from middle and high school students since 2002. We have surveyed more than 35,000 students from middle and high schools from across the United States in fourteen unique projects. The following two charts show the percent of respondents who have experienced cyberbullying at some point […]

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2023 Cyberbullying Data

This study surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 5,005 middle and high school students between the ages of 13 and 17 in the United States. Data were collected in May and June of 2023. Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge. Cyberbullying Victimization. We define cyberbullying as: “Cyberbullying is when someone repeatedly and intentionally harasses, mistreats, […]

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Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response

UPDATED for 2024! This detailed guide is a nine-page summary – filled with as much useful information as possible – to equip educators, parents, and other youth-serving adults to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and to prevent its future occurrence among those they care for. If you only have time to read […]

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2021 Cyberbullying Data

This study surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 2,546 middle and high school students between the ages of 13 and 17 in the United States. Data were collected in April and May of 2021. Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge. Cyberbullying Victimization. We define cyberbullying as: “Cyberbullying is when someone repeatedly and intentionally harasses, mistreats, […]

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Connection to Delinquency

Sameer and I have long been interested in the connection between cyberbullying and offline behaviors. Nearly fifteen years ago we published a paper which found preliminary evidence that youth who had been cyberbullied were more at risk to engage in school violence and delinquency. We framed this possible relationship from the perspective of General Strain […]

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Cyberbullying Data 2019

Presents data on cyberbullying from a 2019 national survey of middle and high school students in the United States. This study surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 4,972 middle and high school students between the ages of 12 and 17 in the United States. Data were collected in April of 2019. Click on the thumbnail images […]

Deterring Teen Bullying: Assessing the Impact of Perceived Punishment From Police, Schools, and Parents post thumbnail

Deterring Teen Bullying: Assessing the Impact of Perceived Punishment From Police, Schools, and Parents

While decades of criminological research have returned mixed results when it comes to deterrence theory, deterrence-informed policies continue to proliferate unabated. Specific to bullying among adolescents, many U.S. states have recently passed new laws – or updated old ones – increasing potential punishment for youth who abuse others. Police are becoming involved in bullying incidents […]

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2016 Cyberbullying Data

This study surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 5,700 middle and high school students between the ages of 12 and 17 in the United States. Data were collected between July and October of 2016. Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge. Teen Technology Use. Cell phones and other mobile devices continue to be the most popular […]

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2015 Cyberbullying Data

This study surveyed a random sample of 457 students between the ages of 11 and 15 from a middle school in the Midwestern United States. Data were collected in February of 2015. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge. Teen Technology Use. Cell phones and other mobile devices continue to be the most popular technology utilized […]

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Cyberbullying Research: 2013 Update

It’s been nearly three years since I posted a summary of the current state of cyberbullying research on this blog.  That post was inspired by my concern that no researchers were included on a panel that testified to the Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities on the topic of how […]