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Table 230.55. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year, by type of cyber-bullying and selected student and school characteristics: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic Total cyber-bullying1 Type of cyber-bullying
Hurtful information on Internet Private information purposely 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
1 2 3 4 5     6 7 8 9
Total 9.0   (0.42) 3.6   (0.23) 1.1   (0.15) 2.7   (0.26) 4.4   (0.31) 1.9   (0.18) 1.5   (0.17) 1.2   (0.14)
Sex                                                
Male 6.9   (0.51) 1.7   (0.24) 0.7   (0.16) 1.5   (0.27) 2.4   (0.32) 1.1   (0.20) 2.7   (0.32) 1.0   (0.21)
Female 11.2   (0.66) 5.7   (0.44) 1.5   (0.26) 4.0   (0.44) 6.5   (0.52) 2.7   (0.31) 0.2 ! (0.08) 1.4   (0.21)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity2                                                
White 10.6   (0.60) 4.2   (0.30) 1.2   (0.20) 3.3   (0.36) 5.5   (0.48) 2.2   (0.26) 1.6   (0.23) 1.4   (0.20)
Black 7.0   (1.04) 3.8   (0.72) 1.3 ! (0.43) 1.8   (0.50) 2.9   (0.66) 1.6   (0.48)   (†)   (†)
Hispanic 7.6   (0.77) 2.5   (0.45) 0.9 ! (0.30) 2.3   (0.47) 3.3   (0.49) 1.5   (0.36) 2.0   (0.44) 1.4   (0.38)
Asian 5.5 ! (1.69)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.4 ! (1.06) #   (†)   (†)   (†)
Other 3.8 ! (1.18)   (†) #   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) #   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 6.4   (1.09) 1.6 ! (0.53)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.50) 2.1 ! (0.65) 1.4 ! (0.51) 1.5 ! (0.52) 1.2 ! (0.47)
7th 8.1   (0.89) 3.3   (0.57) 0.6 ! (0.25) 3.0   (0.54) 3.7   (0.63) 1.9   (0.43) 1.7   (0.50) 1.1 ! (0.36)
8th 8.6   (0.86) 3.4   (0.57) 0.9 ! (0.31) 3.0   (0.53) 3.6   (0.60) 1.7   (0.39) 1.5   (0.42) 1.3   (0.35)
9th 8.3   (0.96) 3.7   (0.66) 1.5   (0.41) 3.2   (0.57) 4.2   (0.62) 1.6   (0.42) 0.9 ! (0.42) 1.9   (0.52)
10th 11.6   (0.99) 4.8   (0.57) 1.5   (0.40) 3.6   (0.65) 6.6   (0.81) 2.7   (0.49) 1.8   (0.40) 1.4   (0.41)
11th 11.1   (1.18) 4.7   (0.78) 1.1 ! (0.38) 2.7   (0.64) 5.8   (0.79) 2.9   (0.68) 1.7   (0.52) 0.6 ! (0.26)
12th 7.8   (1.02) 3.0   (0.64) 1.2 ! (0.41) 1.5 ! (0.47) 3.9   (0.72) 0.7 ! (0.31) 1.3 ! (0.41) 0.7 ! (0.29)
                                                 
Urbanicity3                                                
Urban 7.3   (0.65) 3.3   (0.43) 1.2   (0.27) 1.9   (0.36) 3.4   (0.50) 1.5   (0.29) 1.1   (0.26) 1.0   (0.25)
Suburban 10.0   (0.63) 3.7   (0.34) 1.0   (0.19) 2.9   (0.33) 4.9   (0.42) 2.0   (0.25) 1.9   (0.27) 1.2   (0.21)
Rural 8.9   (1.04) 4.0   (0.55) 1.1 ! (0.39) 3.5   (0.80) 4.9   (0.89) 2.2   (0.46)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.37)
                                                 
Control of school4                                                
Public 8.9   (0.45) 3.5   (0.24) 1.1   (0.16) 2.7   (0.26) 4.5   (0.33) 2.0   (0.19) 1.4   (0.18) 1.1   (0.15)
Private 9.8   (1.31) 4.8   (1.01) 1.3 ! (0.58) 2.7   (0.78) 3.2   (0.91)   (†) 1.8 ! (0.55) 1.6 ! (0.65)
†Not applicable.
#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 coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes all students who responded that another student had posted hurtful information about them on the Internet; purposely shared private information about them on the Internet; threatened or insulted them through instant messaging; threatened or insulted them through text messaging; threatened or insulted them through e-mail; threatened or insulted them while gaming; or excluded them online. Students could report more than one of these types of cyber-bullying. A student who reported more than one type is counted only once under total cyber-bullying.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons reporting that they are of two or more races.  
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's 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 Control 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's Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey or the 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: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and 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. (This table was prepared September 2013.)
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