Cyberbullying affects half of students: study

‘COMMON PHENOMNENON’: More students say they have been actively or passively involved, and a majority would try to solve problems on their own, a survey found

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 23, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Members of the Child Welfare League Foundation and guests yesterday pose for photographers at a news conference on cyberbullying among students.
Photo: CNA

Nearly half of the nation’s students say that they have been involved in cases of cyberbullying — nearly twice the rate in 2016, a Child Welfare League Foundation survey released yesterday showed.

The Ministry of Education in July amended the Regulations Governing the Prevention and Control of Bullying on Campuses (校園霸凌防制準則) to include online harassment, the foundation said, adding that the move indicates that cyberbullying has become a common phenomenon on school campuses.

In a survey on cyberbullying among students, the foundation found that 10.7 percent of respondents said that they had engaged in the cyberbullying and 18.1 percent said they had been victims thereof, while 18.2 percent said they had both bullied and been bullied.

However, a majority of students (53 percent) said that they had never been involved, the foundation said.    [FULL  STORY]

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