The worst social network for cyberbullying has been revealed 5 years ago

The worst social network for cyberbullying has been revealed

The number of teenagers who have admitted bullying someone is worrying also.

Ditch the label is one of the largest pro-equality and anti-bullying charities in the world.


They have an award-winning online service across the UK, USA and Mexico and they promote equality and help people between the ages of 12-25 fight bullying.

A digital charity, Ditch The Label, provides online support to those who have been bullied and use games and social networks to do so.

The company's website claims that every three minutes, somebody benefits from their support.

Ditch The Label carried out an online study about bullying and the statistics they found would make anyone think twice about letting their children on social media.


The survey found that Instagram (42%) was the most commonly used network for cyberbullying and was followed closely by Facebook (37%) and Snapchat (31%).

Additional, almost one in three (31%) of those surveyed admitted to saying something nasty to another person online while 13% admitted to starting a rumour.

In recent years, bullying has crossed over onto social media and this was something that the study spent a majority of the time looking at.

Over 10,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 20 took part in the survey which found that based on the participant's own opinion of bullying, 12% admitted to doing so on social media.


Of those surveyed, 54% admitted to being bullied at some stage in their life and a staggering 6% said they were being bullied every day.

In terms of social media use, 71% of the people asked, said that social media platforms don't do enough to prevent bullying on their sites.

Surprisingly and maybe one of the most shocking statistics from the study is the fact that 23% of people said that cyberbullying was just a form of growing up.

Ditch The Label's survey was carried out in the hope of learning more about cyberbullying and how to prevent it and the full study can be found here.