Bullies shifting focus to Facebook
What's more is that about 14 per cent of teens say the bullying was about themselves.
Under the guidelines of the survey, the social bullying was described as “mean or inappropriate comments” on social media sites.
With only 14 per cent of teens saying they were bullied on social networking sites doesn't seem like a whole lot. Some might expect the number to be significantly higher.
But what the survey is trying to point out is that a lot of this bullying could be taking place over mobile devices, away from parents and teachers.
That's because teen ownership of smartphones and other mobile devices is up to 43 per cent last year.
It's hard for parents to know what's going on behind the screens of their son or daughter's smartphones, and for teachers to be aware of what their students are chatting about online.
Apps like Snapchat – which lets users share pictures that 'expire' – help teens erase their digital tracks, creating an opportunity for bullying to take place without any traces of accountability.
Are you worried about online bullying?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets