Cyberbullying most prevalent in India: Report

The study by Ipsos polled parents in 28 countries to determine cyberbullying rates in 2018 and the findings placed India on top of the list

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Nov 5, 2018 8:44 AM Updated: Nov 5, 2018 8:44 AM
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Cyberbullying is not new to India; we have read and heard numerous stories about social media trolls, but getting to know that Indian trolls are recognized globally is plain surprising. According to a recent study by Ipsos, cyberbullying is most prevalent in India.

The study polled parents in 28 countries to determine cyberbullying rates in 2018 and it found that nearly one in five parents worldwide say their child has experienced cyberbullying at least once. 

India had the highest rate of parents confirming instances of cyberbullying. A total of 37% of parents across India said their child was bullied online, with 14% of that total saying the bullying occurred on a regular basis.

In the United States, over a quarter of parents said their child had also experienced the problem and that's up from just 15% in 2011.

A news report published in Forbes also stated that cyberbullying rates are much more mixed in Europe with 17% of parents in the UK confirming it along with 14% in Italy and 9% in both Spain and France. Interestingly, the phenomenon seems to be virtually non-existent in Russia with no parents citing instances of cyberbullying.

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