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One in three kids have experienced cyberbullying

Girls are four times more likely to be victims

One third of kids have been the victim of cyberbullying, says anti-bullying charity Beatbullying.

Research by the charity revealed that girls were four times more likely to have experienced online bullying than boys, while 44 percent of children said they would take advice on dealing with the problem from other kids.

"Clearly, cyberbullying is a growing problem affecting millions of children across the UK and to date efforts to tackle the epidemic have fallen short," said Emma Jane Cross, chief executive of Beatbullying.

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The research has resulted in the launch of the CyberMentors initiative - a social network that cyberbullying victims can visit in a bid to gain advice and support from other children that have taken a training course.

"CyberMentors is the direct result of feedback given by the young people we have been working with in schools and communities across the country for the past seven years," added Cross.

The initiative comes as another survey by the Teacher Support Network revealed that one in seven teachers have experienced cyberbullying by a pupil.

See also: Drop in the number of pupils studing IT


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