The Prevalence and Psychological Impact of Cyberbullying on the SUNY Cobleskill Campus
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Information was collected about the prevalence of cyberbullying on the SUNY Cobleskill campus. A sample of 100 students on campus completed a survey. Information was collected on the gender of the students, as well as their experiences being cyberbullied or being the cyberbully on different forms of social media. They were asked how they feel the rate of cyberbullying has changed from high school to college. Psychological impacts of cyberbullying were collected, as well as when students were more likely to use social media (being sad, anxious, angry, etc.) The results showed that 75% of females reported being bullied online, while 67% of males reported being a victim. An average of 51% of students reported being the bully, with no significant difference between genders. Female victims reported a higher level of psychological impact than male victims.