With all of the progress that has been made to understand cyberbullying among teens, very little is known about the behaviors as they occur among tweens: kids ages 9 to 12 years old. In response, Cartoon Network, partnered with the Cyberbullying Research Center to conduct a first of its kind nationally-representative survey of more than 1,000 9- to 12-year-olds, to better understand cyberbullying prevalence and behaviors among this age group. Our goal is to elevate these findings with like-minded organizations and move toward creating more informed responses. The study was made possible with support from AT&T.
Working in consultation with the Making Caring Common Project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, we commissioned a nationally-representative survey of more than 1,000 9- to 11-year-olds, to hear directly from them about their experiences with bullying, kindness, caring and inclusion. Our purpose is to put a spotlight on this generation of kids who are growing up in this unique moment in our history; and to offer insights to parents, educators, and non-profits that are doing the hard, daily work of preventing bullying and helping children thrive. We hope these findings help.
Stop Bullying: Speak Up surveyed 900 students, parents, and educators on their perceptions of and experiences with bullying and cyberbullying. In partnership with Bradley Snyder from Harvard University, Aaron Kupchik from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, and Melissa Kovacs, founder of FirstEval LLC, the data was analyzed and is available for you in these findings.