According to a research conducted on more than 10,000 teens in the UK by Ditch the Label, one of the most renowned anti-bullying organizations in the world, most of the teens and adults between the ages of 12 and 20 have been harassed and 17% of them have encountered online bullying and Instagram ranked first on the list of bullying.
As per reports, more youth experienced cyber bullying on Instagram by 42% higher than any other famous social media platform, however, Facebook is not far in this survey by scoring 37% in online threatening. Snapchat listed on the third position for causing 31% of bullying to the youth. While only 10% cyber bullying was contributed by Youtube, despite the fact most teens are video-focused nowadays.
Moreover, 71% is a figure that puts social media platforms responsible for not creating any precautionary measures that prevent cyber bullying which is the densest on Instagram.
The research survey has another quirky side as they asked the same group of teens and adults that how many times they bullied the other person and surprisingly, 70% of them accepted that they were the bully towards the other user online and only 12% of them admitted themselves as regular bullies. So, who is the real culprit?
Notwithstanding, predominantly, 60% of youth differed with the idea that “saying something nasty” is less hurtful and stressing online than said in person. Much Wow!
CEO of Ditch the Label, Liam Hackett wrote about the cyber bullying statistics,“cyberbullying continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing young people online.” He added, “this research uncovers the true extent and impact of online abuse, finding that the majority of young people have at some point done something that could be considered as abusive online behavior.”
In addition to that, 24% of bullied users have left using social media apps or websites, especially Instagram. Whereas, 75% check their social media accounts daily, while 60% urges the fact they cannot go a day without checking their social accounts.
The study suggests, the influence of cyber bullying and social media has gone under the limitation affecting their lives as 12% said they would get depressed if none likes their selfie. 20% of participants admitted that their lives are more zealous on social media rather than their outside-the-digital-world life.
Well! no one gets their self-esteem satisfied with bullying, so it is better to become a nice human being!