Teens make up majority of both perpetrators and victims of cyberbullying

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Children are more prone to be involved in cyberbullying than adults, both as victims and perpetrators.

This was revealed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Thursday during a virtual briefing on their latest cyberbullying research findings.

According to the CSIR’s senior researcher, Sipho Ngobeni, cyberbullying in South Africa is more prevalent among adolescents and youngsters aged between 12 and 19 years old. He said adolescents account for the majority of both perpetrators and victims.

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