Summary of Our Research (2004-2013)
At the Cyberbullying Research Center we have been collecting data from middle and high school students since 2002. The following two charts show the percent of respondents who have experienced cyberbullying at some point in their lifetime across each of our different samples. Please note that our two earliest studies were online convenience samples and therefore cannot be easily compared to the other studies. The seven most recent studies have all been random samples of known populations in schools which allows for improved reliability and validity. Please see our Research in Review addendum for more details about each of the samples.
As illustrated in the chart above, the rates of cyberbullying victimization have varied over the years we have studied the phenomenon. On average, about 24% of the students who have been a part of our last 7 studies have said they have been the victim of cyberbullying at some point in their lifetime. The rates of cyberbullying offending have also varied among the research studies we have conducted. On average, about 16% of the students who have been a part of our last 7 studies have admitted that they have cyberbullied others at some point in their lifetime. (click on the images for a larger versions)