If you needed any evidence that cyber-bullying is a growing problem for schools and tweens/teens, look no further.
A new study from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics indicates that more than 25 percent of the middle schools and high schools surveyed reported problems with cyber-bullying on their campuses.
The report, entitled “Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools,” was published on July 27.
It looked at incidents of violence at nearly 3,600 public schools during the 2015-16 school year.
Cyber-bullying has increased significantly since the last report was conducted in 2009. In fact, the new report said it’s the leading daily disciplinary problem for middle and high-schoolers.
How bad is it?
- 25.6 percent of middle schools surveyed said they had problems with cyber-bullying on campus, and 14.5 percent percent said that cyber-bullying was affecting the “social environment” at the school.
- In 2009, 18.6 percent of