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Groups Most Vulnerable to Cyberbullying

Anyone can be a victim of cyberbullying. Even so, some groups appear more vulnerable to cyberbullying than others. Studies have found that girls are more likely than boys to be both a perpetrator and a victim of cyberbullying. Approximately 15 percent of girls have reported they were the target of multiple kinds of online behavior that could be defined as cyberbullying, while only six percent of boys have reported they were the victims of cyberbullying.


Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ are also more likely to experience cyberbullying. Approximately half of LGBTQ+ youth have reported they experienced some form of online harassment. This rate is much higher than the average. There also appears to be an increased risk for special needs individuals to become victims of cyberbullying. >>MORE

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