Over A Quarter Of Kids Have Ex...


Over A Quarter Of Kids Have Experienced Online Bullying

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:22 8 Feb 2022

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More than a quarter of children between the ages of 8 and 12 have experienced online bullying.

While 25 per cent have been upset or scared by something online.

That's according to a survey carried out by CyberSafeKids. It also found that almost a fifth of children said they had seen something online that they wouldn't want their parents to know about.

The survey coincides with Safer Internet Day, an EU wide initiative aimed at promoting a safer Internet for all users, especially young people.

Alex Cooney, CyberSafeKids’ CEO, said online safety must become a core part of the school curriculum;

"We're not adequately preparing children for their online lives, at home which is essential, you know the parents are guiding and supporting their children on this online journey but we need that reinforced in school as well."

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