June 27, 2007

Cyberbullying

Question language

Parents & Teens 2006 Survey

Final Topline, 12/01/06

Data for October 23 – November 19, 2006

Princeton Survey Research Associates International for the Pew Internet & American Life Project

Sample: n = 935 parents of 12-17 year-olds, 935 12-17 year-olds [886 online teens, 49 offline teens]Interviewing dates: 10.23.06 – 11.19.06

  • Margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on all parents
  • Margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points for results based on parents of online teens
  • Margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on all teens
  • Margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points for results based on online teens

Teen Interview

K1a         Do you use the internet, at least occasionally?

K1b         Do you send or receive email, at least occasionally?

Current

OCT/Nov 20041

%

93

Yes

87

 

7

No

13

 

0

Don’t know/Refused

*

K7         We’re interested in the kinds of things you do when you use the internet.  Not everyone has done these things.  Please just tell me whether you ever do each one, or not.  Do you ever…?

        Based on online teens

 

 

Yes, do this

No, do not

Don’t know/  refused

g

Use an online social networking site like MySpace or Facebook

Current

55

45

0

[Questions omitted]

K19     Have you, personally, ever experienced any of the following things online?  You can just tell me yes or no. 

                Based on online teens [N=886]

 

 

Yes

No

Don’t know/  refused

a

Someone spreading a rumor about you online

13

87

0

b

Someone posting an embarrassing picture of you online without your permission

6

94

*

c

Someone sending you a threatening or aggressive email, instant message or text message

13

87

0

d

Someone taking a private email, IM or text message you sent them and forwarding it to someone else or posting it where others could see it

15

85

*

Yes to any

32

PRIV5   Where do you, personally, think someone your age is more likely to be bullied or harassed?  Do you think that’s more likely to happen ONLINE, or more likely to happen OFFLINE, in your daily life?

                Based on online teens [N=886]

Current

%

29

Happens more often ONLINE

 

67

Happens more often OFFLINE

 

3

(VOL) Both equally

 

1

Don’t know/Refused

  1. Trend question prior to 2006 was “Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email?”