Teens More Vulnerable to Cyberbullying Than They Think

Many students believe that their peers are at a greater risk of cyberbullying, though girls have a greater perception of it than boys.

Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young men.

This is the finding of a study by Dr. Lucy Betts and Sondos Metwally from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) that will be presented as part of the poster presentation session at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference May 7 hosted in Liverpool.

A survey, designed to measure how vulnerable young people felt to cyberbullying and how vulnerable they felt compared to other people, was completed by 109 sixth form students (63 females and 46 males aged between 16 and 18 years old).

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