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What Is Cyberbullying? New Cyber Civics Video Explains

At Cyber Civics, we take cyberbullying seriously.

That's why, in Level 1 of our curriculum (which covers "Digital Citizenship"), we offer an entire unit —5 lessons in all— on the topic.

It Happens More Than It Should

The Cyberbullying Research Center reports that about 27% of the teens they have surveyed over eleven studies report being cyberbullied at some point in their lifetimes. When youth were asked about the specific types of cyberbullying experienced, mean or hurtful comments (24.9%) and rumors spread online (22.2%) were the most commonly cited. Traditional bullying is still more common than cyberbullying and generally those who are bullied at school are bullied online and those who bully at school bully online. Many young people also experience or engage in what is known as “digital drama.” Though not as harmful as cyberbullying, it can feel extremely hurtful.

All of these behaviors are unacceptable, and can be avoided with just a bit of education.

Check out one of our new student videos above. It is the first of a series on the topic. Want to see the rest?


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