Cyberbullying and other digital dangers
Insights into young people’s negative experiences online from eSafety’s 2016 Digital Participation Survey.
Cyberbullying was the most commonly cited negative experience for teenagers, and for kids it was exposure to inappropriate content. For both kids and teenagers, social exclusion was the most frequently mentioned bullying behaviour. One in three teenagers had witnessed a cyberbullying incident.
Watch the video for more insights into the prevalence of specific cyberbullying behaviours, the adverse effects of negative online experiences, actions taken after the incident, and types of cyberbullying incidents witnessed as bystanders.
In the 12 months to June 2016 young people were:
Kids and teens who were cyberbullied, were:
42% of kids and teens were adversely affected after experiencing a negative incident online.
41% of kids and teens took action after experiencing an incident online.
29% of teens and 12% of kids witnessed cyberbullying. Bystanders saw:
Source: Survey commissioned by eSafety, June 2016. Respondents included 2,278 children aged 8 to 17 years in Australia with access to the internet.