70% of New York State students say they have been cyberbullied or know someone who has, according to survey
Girls more likely to admit to experiencing it
BY KENNETH LOVETT / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
ENID ALVAREZ/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) says survey indicates "pervasiveness of cyberbullying in our schools."
Nearly 70% of New York students say they’ve been victimized by cyberbullies or know someone who has, a new survey found.
Girls were twice as likely to admit to experiencing some type of cyberbullying, the survey done by the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Caucus shows.
But just one in five New York students actually reported an incident to a parent or school official.
Nearly 70% said cyberbullying should be illegal.
The survey received 10,000 responses from students in 350 schools statewide.
“As a result of this survey, we can finally see the pervasiveness of cyberbullying in our schools,” said Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx).
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