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Understanding and preventing bullying and cyberbullying
Proportions who reported being bullied at least twice at school in the past couple of months
With the increasing ubiquity of the internet, social media and online platforms, the way people, and particularly young
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While technological developments offer children and young people new opportunities for personal development and growth, they also present challenges to health and well-being. Concern has been rising in particular about cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can include sending offensive messages or comments online, spreading
Proportions who had experienced cyberbullying by message (instant messages, wall-postings, emails and text messages) at least once.
The Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey of 42 countries asked children about their experiences of bullying on the
Some interventions have been found as effective ways to counter cyberbullying, including school-based anti-bullying programmes, programmes including parent meetings, parent and child education, and teaching empathy and coping skills (Hutson, Kelly and Militello, 2018; Farrington and Ttofi, 2009) although the long-term effectiveness of these programmes is not clearly evidenced (Cantone et al., 2015).
source: OECD – Health at a glance 2018