12% of children fall victim to cyberbullying: survey

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/23
By: Hsu Chih-wei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, April 23 (CNA) Along with Internet addiction and smartphone use, cyber 2015042300241bullying has been surging. Around 12 percent of children have been victimized by cyberbullying, 12 percent of whom have attempted suicide, according to a survey by the Child Welfare League Foundation.

After the family of entertainer Cindy (楊又穎), who committed suicide earlier this week, said Thursday she was a victim of online bullies, cyberbullying has become a topic of heated debate.

The foundation said that unlike apparent physical bullying, online bullying, which is often overlooked and even more harmful than physical abuse, has been on the rise.     [FULL  STORY]

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