- Index hide1 A survey carried out in 2019 by UNICEF reveals that one in five young people missed classes due to cyberbullying.2 A total of 170,000 people between the ages of 13 and 24 have suffered harassment on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.3 According to a recent survey, teens between the ages of 13 and 17 are currently using TikTok the most.
A survey carried out in 2019 by UNICEF reveals that one in five young people missed classes due to cyberbullying.
According to a recent survey, teens between the ages of 13 and 17 are currently using TikTok the most.
Social networks and the growing use of the Internet, although it is true that they are essential tools today, represent a significant danger, especially for younger users, who, today, are more likely to suffer from various modalities. of cyberbullying, as indicated by a recent study, which dictates that, in Mexico, 21 percent of Internet users live moments of “cyberbullying.”
It is not, of course, new information, but we are talking about a trend that, for a few years, has been on the rise and, in fact, has been the cause of major tragedies.
In this sense, according to a survey carried out in 2019 by UNICEF in 30 countries, it has been revealed that one in five young people missed school because of cyberbullying.
The survey also revealed that a total of 170,000 people between the ages of 13 and 24 have suffered harassment on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
And it is that, on the one hand, we must not ignore the fact that, currently, there are already close to five billion people who have access to the Internet, according to what is detailed in DataReportal.
In Mexico, just under 100 million people are those who are connected to the networkbeing mobile devices (smartphones) the means by which Mexicans go the most to the web.
Viewed from this perspective, it is worth noting that a recent study reported that teens ages 13-17 use TikTok the mostbeing this the social network most used by said sector of society.
Study reveals that 21 percent of Mexican Internet users suffer from cyberbullying
For years, the incorrect use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) has given rise to virtual harassment, also known as cyberbullying, between different users.
In this context, a new study carried out by the National Institute of Statistic and Geography (INEGI) points out that, today, 21 percent of Mexican Internet users suffer from cyberbullying.
According to what is detailed in said study, women are the ones who experience this type of behavior the most on the Internet, given that 22.8 out of every 100 women suffer some type of violence, while 20.6 out of every 100 men also suffer it. In addition, the incidence increases considerably as age decreases.
On the other hand, the INEGI reveals that the entities where the most cases of cyberbullying are reported are Michoacan (28.8 percent), Warrior (26.8 percent) and oaxaca (26.4 percent), otherwise it occurs in states such as Quintana Roo, Mexico City and New Lionwith 16.7 percent, 16.8 percent, and 16.8 percent, respectively, which were the less affected entities.