Increase in mobile bullying

It seems bullies are now turning to mobiles to post their abusive comments.

One in five teens has confessed that they know someone that has been bullied on social networking sites. This was published in the recent issue of the Ipsos Interactive Reid Report.

Almost 10% teens say that they’ve been victims of online bullying on social networking sites. Over a third of Canadian teens with social networking profiles say they’ve seen offensive comments about someone known to them.

Perhaps this trend has to do with smartphone ownerships. As per the research smartphone ownership among Canadian teens with online profiles is up 43% since 2012.

As per Dave Pierzchala, SVP & MD, Ipsos Reid, more smartphones means more unsupervised access to social networking. It is quite evident that there has to be education and awareness about online bullying and mobile bullying through social networking needs to be stopped at a young age.

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