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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
NCES 2013-036
2013


Table 11.3.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year, by selected cyber-bullying problems and selected student or school characteristics: 2011


  Cyber-bullying anywhere1
Student or school characteristic Total cyber-bullying   Hurtful information on Internet   Private information purposefully shared on Internet   Subject of harassing instant messages   Subject of harassing text messages   Subject of harassing
e-mails
  Subject of harassment while gaming   Excluded online  
Total 9.0   3.6   1.1   2.7   4.4   1.9   1.5   1.2  
Sex                                
Male 6.9   1.7   0.7   1.5   2.4   1.1   2.7   1.0  
Female 11.2   5.7   1.5   4.0   6.5   2.7   0.2 ! 1.4  
Race/ethnicity2                                
White 10.6   4.2   1.2   3.3   5.5   2.2   1.6   1.4  
Black 7.0   3.8   1.3 ! 1.8   2.9   1.6      
Hispanic 7.6   2.5   0.9 ! 2.3   3.3   1.5   2.0   1.4  
Asian 5.5 !       2.4 ! #      
Other 3.8 !   #         #    
Grade                                
6th 6.4   1.6 !   1.2 ! 2.1 ! 1.4 ! 1.5 ! 1.2 !
7th 8.1   3.3   0.6 ! 3.0   3.7   1.9   1.7   1.1 !
8th 8.6   3.4   0.9 ! 3.0   3.6   1.7   1.5   1.3  
9th 8.3   3.7   1.5   3.2   4.2   1.6   0.9 ! 1.9  
10th 11.6   4.8   1.5   3.6   6.6   2.7   1.8   1.4  
11th 11.1   4.7   1.1 ! 2.7   5.8   2.9   1.7   0.6 !
12th 7.8   3.0   1.2 ! 1.5 ! 3.9   0.7 ! 1.3 ! 0.7 !
Urbanicity3                                
Urban 7.3   3.3   1.2   1.9   3.4   1.5   1.1   1.0  
Suburban 10.0   3.7   1.0   2.9   4.9   2.0   1.9   1.2  
Rural 8.9   4.0   1.1 ! 3.5   4.9   2.2     1.2 !
Sector4                                
Public 8.9   3.5   1.1   2.7   4.5   2.0   1.4   1.1  
Private 9.8   4.8   1.3 ! 2.7   3.2     1.8 ! 1.6 !
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the CV is 50 percent or greater.
1 "Cyber-bullying" includes students who responded that another student had posted hurtful information about them on the Internet; purposefully shared private information about them on the Internet; harassed them via instant messaging; harassed them via Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging; harassed them via email; harassed them while gaming; or excluded them online.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and two or more races.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondentís household as defined in 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)." These data by metropolitan status were based on the location of households and differ from those published in Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which were based on the urban-centric measure of the location of the school that the child attended.
4 Sector of school as reported by the respondent. These data differ from those based on a matching of the respondent-reported school name to the Common Core of Data, Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey and Private School Survey, as reported in Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.
NOTE: Cyber-bullying types do not sum to total because students could have experienced more than one type of cyber-bullying.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2011.
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