55% of Russian teenagers have experienced cyberbullying
Study: 55% of teenagers in Russia have experienced cyberbullying
26 April 2021
The online school Foxford surveyed 1,100 teenagers aged 11-16 from large cities.
According to the study, of those who have suffered from cyberbullying at least once, 84% experienced trolling (i.e., insults aimed at them).
76% of school pupils surveyed know how to behave and what to do if they come across harassment on the internet. Teenagers aged 15-16 are the best informed. However, 28% don’t have any knowledge of this.
22% said they didn’t tell anyone about their experience of cyberbullying out of shame. 39% have never spoken about this to adults, while 34% open up about their problems to close friends. 24% reported harassment to their parents or adult relatives, while 5% reported it to teachers.
22% confessed they had no one to talk to about this. 15% thought that no one would believe them. 14% kept quiet from fear that the perpetrator would find out. 8% feared that adults would tell them off.
The study was published by the agency TASS.