Survey reveals extent of cyberbullying among Galway students

Up to 70% of Galway students have been, or know someone who has been, bullied online.

A survey has been conducted of 577 students aged between 12 and 18 in Galway.

The study found that 85% say cyberbullying is a major issue for young people and 22% have been subject to online bullying, while 50% know someone who has been cyber-bullied.

A majority, 80%, did not think that enough was being done to tackle the issue of cyberbullying.

The research was conducted for Galway West Labour TD, Derek Nolan and Labour MEP candidate for Midlands North-West, Senator Lorraine Higgins.

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