When Cyberbullying Gets Real

Nov. 19, 2013 / By

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Are you more likely to be bullied online or in person?

We asked that question in a poll. 64 people answered and what they said might surprise you.  Despite the heavy media attention paid to cyberbullying as of late, according to a poll given to dozens young people across California, physical bullying remains a lot more common than cyberbullying.

Cyberbulling, however, is a major issue facing millennials. According to DoSomething.org, nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online and one in four has had it happen more than once. The most recent case to make headlines was Rebecca Sedwick’s. The 12-year-old killed herself after being bullied online and in person by people at her school.

In collaboration with New America Media, Youth Radio teamed up with other young people around the country to discuss the complexity of cyberbullying along with possible solutions in a live chat.

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