Summary of Our Cyberbullying Research (2004-2016)

At the Cyberbullying Research Center we have been collecting data from middle and high school students since 2002.  We have surveyed more than 15,000 students from middle and high schools from across the United States in twelve unique projects. The following two charts show the percent of respondents who have experienced cyberbullying at some point in their lifetime across our ten most recent studies. Our two earliest studies (from 2004 and 2005) are excluded from this because they were online convenience samples and therefore cannot be easily compared to the other studies. The ten most recent studies have all been random samples of known populations which allows for improved reliability and validity. Please see our Research in Review addendum for more details about each of the samples.
Cyberbullying Victimization
Cyberbullying Offending

As illustrated in the chart above, the rates of cyberbullying victimization have varied over the years we have studied the phenomenon. On average, about 28% of the students who have been a part of our most recent 10 studies have said they have been the victim of cyberbullying at some point in their lifetime. The rates of cyberbullying offending have also varied among the research studies we have conducted. On average, about 16% of the students who have been a part of our last 10 studies have admitted that they have cyberbullied others at some point in their lifetime. (click on the images for a larger versions)

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7 thoughts on “Summary of Our Cyberbullying Research (2004-2016)

  1. Anonymous

    I think that the people need to think this is not a thing that only affects only a few but a great many and many people don’t think of it that way so it cause not as much thought.

  2. Heman

    Hello my name is Heman Armstrong and i am 18 years old.I decided to make a “stop the cyber Bullying video” to show what can most likely happen to a victim of cyber bullying.I shot it in the perspective of the victim,to show that it has a big effect on a individual.Check out the short film/clip here.Share and spread the word.P.S this is just acting,to show you what can happen

  3. Adrian

    I believe that every student has experience bullying at some point during their school years and the best way to deal with the matter is at an early age. For example, when a student experiences bulling for the first time at a tender age they can recover from bulling because the issues are very small . When an older student lets say in high school gets bullied and is the first time they are being bullied, it’s usually harder to get over because they are being bullied about more serious matter.