Digital risks

Cyberbullying on the Rise Among Youth

The prevalence of cyberbullying among youth is increasing, as highlighted by the latest data from the OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2024.

Between 2017/18 and 2021/22, all OECD countries with available data saw an uptick in reported cases of cyberbullying among 11 to 15-year-olds.

Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland exhibit the highest rates, with over 20% of youths reporting having experienced cyberbullying at least once in the last couple of months when asked during 2021-2022.

Even countries with relatively lower rates have seen notable increases, such as Spain, Netherlands, Greece and Norway.

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