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Study shows 59% of US teens experience online bullying or harassment

A majority of US teens have been experiencing some forms of cyberbullying, including offensive name-calling, spread of false rumors, and physical threats online.

According to a report by, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center to 743 teens between the ages of 13 and 17 revealed that 59 percent of US teens have experiences of online bullying or harassment while 63 percent said that it is a major problem that affects people their age.

The most common type of harassment that the teens cited was offensive name-calling with 42 percent, next was someone spreading false rumors about them online with 32 percent, while 25 percent experienced receiving explicit images they did not ask for.