20 percent kids victims of cyberbullying

Researchers have found that one in five children get targeted by cyberbullies.

London: Researchers have found that one in five children get targeted by cyberbullies.

The study which is been done by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) also revealed that 10 percent of youngsters suffer daily abuse at the hands of internet trolls on sites such as Ask.fm, the Guardian reported.

Research by the NSPCC stated that 10 percent of 11 to 16-year-olds had been targeted daily by internet "trolls".

The NSPCC survey offers a rare insight into the extent of bullying, cyberstalking, unwanted sexual attention, violent or aggressive language, including threats or blackmail, racism, homophobia, sexism and encouragement to self-harm.

More than 1,000 children were interviewed for the survey, with "trolling" and "bullying" the issue that most 11 to 16-year-olds had experienced.

Claire Lilley, the NSPCC`s safer technology expert, said that they are particularly worried about the impact of these risks on younger children, and this is what their forthcoming report will focus on.

Liley said that everyone must ensure young people have the confidence to speak out against this abuse, so that they don`t feel isolated.

ANI

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