Cyberbullying Problem

Whilst many children are enjoying a break from school this week regretfully they may not be having a break from one of problems teenagers increasingly face, Cyberbullying. According to the NSPCC, not enough is being done to prevent this relatively new form of bullying.

The latest research suggests that more than half a million of the 5.3m teenagers in the UK have been a victim of online bullying.

The UK’s largest children’s charity says better awareness has helped to address the problem.

It believes the parents and friends of victims are best placed to help by watching out for any warning signs.

New research for Radio 1 Newsbeat as part of Safer Internet Day suggests more than one in 10 teenagers has been bullied on mobiles or online.

One thousand teenagers across the UK were questioned for the survey and 12% said they had been cyberbullied.

See the full report by Dan Whitworth the BBC Newsbeat technology reporter here