One fifth of children experience text bullying

One in five young people have been bullied by email, text or via
an internet chatroom, according to research by children’s
charity NCH, writes Clare Jerrom.

One in 10 youngsters admitted being photographed by a mobile
phone camera in a way that made them feel uncomfortable,
embarrassed or threatened and 17 per cent thought that image had
been sent to someone else.

While almost three quarters of those surveyed knew the bully,
more than a quarter did not tell anyone.

As a result the charity and Tesco Mobile are launching an
interactive website for young people to access information and
advice about mobile bullying at

For more information about the research go to


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