Summary of Our Research (2004-2014)

Posted by Justin W. Patchin on April 9, 2014

At the Cyberbullying Research Center we have been collecting data from middle and high school students since 2002.  We have surveyed nearly 15,000 students from middle and high schools from across the United States in ten unique projects. The following two charts show the percent of respondents who have experienced cyberbullying at some point in their lifetime across our eight most recent studies. Our two earliest studies (from 2004 and 2005) are excluded from this because they were online convenience samples and therefore cannot be easily compared to the other studies. The eight 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 25% of the students who have been a part of our last 8 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 8 studies have admitted that they have cyberbullied others at some point in their lifetime. (click on the images for a larger versions)

8 Responses to “Summary of Our Research (2004-2014)”

  1. […] as educators, but this has to take precedent over other priorities.  We’ve told you that around 20% of youth are cyberbullied during their lives, right?  Well, we don’t want 20% of the next generation dealing with some or […]

  2. […] others who have been exploring this problem. Our Studies Over the last decade, Sameer and I have surveyed nearly 15,000 middle and high school students in nine different studies from over 80 different […]

  3. Adrian says:

    I believe that every student has experience bullying at some point during their school years and the best way to deal with the matter is at an early age. For example, when a student experiences bulling for the first time at a tender age they can recover from bulling because the issues are very small . When an older student lets say in high school gets bullied and is the first time they are being bullied, it’s usually harder to get over because they are being bullied about more serious matter.

  4. […] take bullying prevention. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, about 24% of kids have experienced bullying online and 16% have engaged in it.  You can look at […]

  5. […] had been bullied online in 2011 (the most recent year available). Similarly, in all nine of our formal surveys conducted over the last nine years, the prevalence rates for cyberbullying have been significantly […]

  6. […] in all nine of our formal surveys conducted over the last nine years, the prevalence rates for cyberbullying have been significantly […]

  7. Heman says:

    Hello my name is Heman Armstrong and i am 18 years old.I decided to make a “stop the cyber Bullying video” to show what can most likely happen to a victim of cyber bullying.I shot it in the perspective of the victim,to show that it has a big effect on a individual.Check out the short film/clip here.Share and spread the word.P.S this is just acting,to show you what can happen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsmK5lTC1Ys

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