Cyberbullying accounts for 10% of bullying by UK adolescents

According to an academic study conducted by psychologists at the University of Oxford and reported in The Lancet, cyberbullying is considerably less common than traditional bullying among UK adolescents.

30% of adolescents had experienced some kind of bullying in the last year while just 3% had experienced cyberbullying. Regardless of the form, being a victim of bullying is associated with poorer mental wellbeing. Cyberbullying may not dominate the average adolescent experience today, but it remains an area of concern as adolescents increasingly rely on digital forms of communication.