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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: 2013
[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 6.9   (0.42) 2.8   (0.24) 0.9   (0.15) 2.1   (0.22) 3.2   (0.28) 0.9   (0.15) 1.5   (0.18) 0.9   (0.13)
Sex                                                
Male 5.2   (0.43) 1.2   (0.22) 0.4   (0.12) 1.0   (0.19) 1.6   (0.25) 0.2 ! (0.09) 2.5   (0.31) 0.9   (0.18)
Female 8.6   (0.63) 4.5   (0.42) 1.5   (0.27) 3.4   (0.39) 4.9   (0.51) 1.7   (0.30) 0.4 ! (0.14) 0.9   (0.18)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity2                                                
White 7.6   (0.57) 2.9   (0.35) 1.0   (0.22) 2.2   (0.27) 3.8   (0.42) 0.8   (0.19) 1.8   (0.26) 1.0   (0.18)
Black 4.5   (0.94) 2.2   (0.63)   (†) 1.8 ! (0.57) 1.9   (0.49) 0.8 ! (0.35)   (†)   (†)
Hispanic 5.8   (0.78) 2.6   (0.52) 1.0 ! (0.34) 1.9   (0.41) 2.6   (0.52) 0.8 ! (0.28) 0.9 ! (0.30) 1.0   (0.29)
Asian 5.8   (1.67) 1.8 ! (0.85)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.1 ! (1.20)   (†)
Other 13.4   (2.43) 6.9   (1.86) 1.9 ! (0.96) 4.9 ! (1.63) 6.2   (1.69) 4.7 ! (1.62) 3.2 ! (1.30)   (†)
                                                 
Grade                                                
6th 5.9   (1.20) 1.4 ! (0.58)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.54) 2.3 ! (0.78)   (†) 1.5 ! (0.61)   (†)
7th 7.0   (0.91) 2.1   (0.53) 1.1 ! (0.36) 2.3   (0.51) 3.8   (0.74) 1.0 ! (0.35) 1.8   (0.44) 0.8 ! (0.30)
8th 6.4   (0.86) 3.1   (0.59) 0.9 ! (0.26) 2.3   (0.55) 3.2   (0.64) 1.5 ! (0.48) 1.7   (0.50) 1.5 ! (0.46)
9th 6.7   (0.97) 2.0   (0.49)   (†) 2.9   (0.58) 2.8   (0.62)   (†) 1.6   (0.48) 1.4 ! (0.43)
10th 8.6   (1.16) 4.1   (0.84) 1.2 ! (0.41) 2.8   (0.61) 4.5   (0.81) 1.4 ! (0.41) 1.0 ! (0.35) 1.0 ! (0.34)
11th 6.8   (0.87) 3.9   (0.71) 1.3 ! (0.41) 1.1 ! (0.43) 2.7   (0.55)   (†) 1.3   (0.39)   (†)
12th 5.9   (0.93) 2.6   (0.67)   (†) 1.9   (0.55) 2.3   (0.59) 1.1 ! (0.40) 1.4 ! (0.51)   (†)
                                                 
Urbanicity3                                                
Urban 7.1   (0.73) 3.4   (0.50) 1.1   (0.32) 2.4   (0.45) 3.1   (0.50) 1.4   (0.34) 1.5   (0.25) 1.2   (0.33)
Suburban 7.0   (0.61) 2.7   (0.35) 0.9   (0.20) 2.0   (0.27) 3.3   (0.40) 0.8   (0.18) 1.6   (0.27) 0.9   (0.17)
Rural 5.9   (1.02) 2.2   (0.43) 0.8 ! (0.29) 2.0 ! (0.62) 2.9   (0.72) 0.7 ! (0.31) 1.0 ! (0.48)   (†)
                                                 
Control of school                                                
Public 6.9   (0.45) 2.9   (0.26) 0.9   (0.16) 2.2   (0.23) 3.2   (0.30) 0.9   (0.16) 1.5   (0.19) 0.9   (0.14)
Private 6.4   (1.44) 2.0 ! (0.76) 1.2 ! (0.54)   (†) 2.9 ! (0.98)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!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 Students who reported experiencing more than one type of cyber-bullying were counted only once in the total for students cyber-bullied.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons 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)."
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, 2013. (This table was prepared August 2014.)

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