A study of the Boston area, according to the results of survey of high school students with the popularity of smart phones, Internet bullying situation worse, especially for girls events increased significantly.
The survey by the American Education Development Center to the survey of more than 16000 students, points out that from 2006 to 2012 at the end of the year, students by network bullying rate increased from 14.6% to 14.6%. Growth of bullying and harassment against girls 10%, bullying is increased by 3% of boys. On the contrary, the proportion of face-to-face bullying has fallen by 3%.
The research data from 17 Boston area School students self-reported Health survey, will be published in the Journal of School Health in September. Experts said, the study shows that the development and popularization of science and technology, make the harasser often can be used anonymously, the spread of information more quickly, but also unlimited time place attack victims.
The paper author, schneider says, the real-time network bullying may increase the phone one of the reasons, at the same time allow anonymous Posting network, and information can be deleted after, are all risk factors for Internet bullying tools.
Boston against bullying, head together, Sullivan said he for network bullying increase was not surprised at all. Today's mobile phone and Internet use most of the time for the teenagers, and far more than a decade ago. And has enormous influence on the network bullying, once the message can't control.
Massachusetts in 2010, has passed the country's strict hegemonism ling laws and regulations, for faculty and students are the hegemonism LingPeiXun, and every school staff shall be reported to bullying. Network bullying is an important part of the law is defined as the use of technology or any electronic communications equipment for bullying.
The study also found that many teenagers have no in time to ask for help. In 2012, only a third of the network bullying victims will tell adults experience. The proportion of women seek help is twice as many boys. When they seek help, the more inclined to look for a school personnel, but they also don't want to tell their parents, for fear of parents will overreact, or confiscate their electronic devices. In addition, gay people, bisexual people or transgender people more vulnerable to network bullying.