Cyberviolence among teens is a growing problem. If you are experiencing bullying in person or cruel behaviours online let a trusted adult know. You are not alone and do not need to go through it by yourself. Get help for you or someone you know.
Envision was involved in a two year project to prevent and eliminate cyberviolence among young women and girls in Southeast Saskatchewan. This project was made possible by the Status of Women Canada and concluded in 2016.
The goal for this project was to build partnerships within rural communities in order to address the growing need for services and support due to cyberviolence. In addition a strategy was created to address gaps and change public opinion surrounding cyberviolence and its effects on individuals.
To read the Cyberviolence Project Needs Assessment Report
To read the Cyberviolence Project Final Report
- 64% of kids had been bullied at school.
- 12% were bullied regularly (once or more a week).
- 13% bullied other students regularly (once or more a week).
- 72% observed bullying at school at least once in a while.
- 40% tried to intervene.
- 64% considered bullying a normal part of school life.
- 20-50% said bullying can be a good thing (makes people tougher, is a good way to solve problems, etc.).
- 25-33% said bullying is sometimes OK and/or that it is OK to pick on losers.
- 61-80% said bullies are often popular and enjoy high status among their peers.
- 1 in 5 Canadian Teens have witnessed online Bullying.
- 25% of kids between 12-15 have witnessed cyberbullying.
- 25% of girls and 17% of boys have witnessed online harassment.
- 51% of all teens have had negative experience with social networking.
- 16% said someone posted an embarrassing photo of them.
- 12% said someone hacked their account.
Stop a Bully: Safe and Anonymous ~ http://www.stopabully.ca/bullying-statistics.html