Startling Data Shows This TX City Has Biggest Bullying Problem
Social networks are ingrained in our everyday lives. Whether it's to watch a music video on Youtube, scroll through TikToks during downtime, or just get in some Roblox at the end of the day, social networks are everywhere. However, online threats are lurking around everywhere and some parents are concerned about their young children online.
According to a survey from ExpressVPN, "San Antonio has the worst online bullying problem in the US. "The survey found that 35% of children from the metropolis said they had been bullied online.
WHAT PARENTS BELIEVE ARE THE BIGGEST ONLINE THREATS VS. WHAT CHILDREN EXPERIENCE ONLINE
59% of parents believed Bullying was the biggest threat. However, only 34% of children believed Bullying was the biggest threat online. In reality, "The consumer privacy and security company found that 35% of children from the metropolis said they had been bullied online."
CONFIRMING PARENTS FEARS
In a startling discovery, the survey also revealed, "Confirming parents’ fears, 22% of children admit to being bullied online. Disturbingly, 17% of children surveyed have had a stranger ask which school they go to, and 14% say that they’ve been asked for their home address."
Many of the popular platforms we use every day are where many children admitted they had a negative experience. these include:
- YouTube (43%)
- Facebook (35%)
- TikTok (28%)
- Roblox (27%)
- Instagram (26%)
The survey only shows a glimpse of what goes on however, it can serve as an important reminder to teach kindness at a young age.