FindLaw.com has been conducting surveys on hot-button legal issues for years, but our latest survey illuminates a new spin on a relatively new problem -- cyberbullying.
What does this survey tell parents and their families about cyberbullying?
The Prevalence of Cyberbullying
In a survey of more than 500 adults, FindLaw.com found that 7 percent of parents -- nearly 1 in 12 -- reported that their child or children have been the victims of some form of cyberbullying.
That's why FindLaw has been tackling this issue in our Learn About the Law section, and in our Blogs. So while these numbers suggesting that millions of children have been cyberbullying victims may be surprising, visitors to FindLaw.com can find resources to understand and address the problem.
Learning About Cyberbullying
The term "cyberbullying" has slowly crystallized over the last decade to encompass the myriad kinds of harassment that occur via mobile phones and on the Internet. FindLaw's section on Cyberbullying is up-to-date with cyberbullying laws and action in 2014, giving parents and victims the tools to learn more about cyberbullying laws in their home states.
When combined with FindLaw's robust resources on Bullying, families can deal with harassment on or offline as less of a legal mystery.
Blogging About Cyberbullying
If parents of victims or accused cyberbullies are left wondering about potential suits, FindLaw's Consumer Legal Blogs are here to help.
Whether you're thinking about suing your school or other parents for cyberbullying, our Injured blog has some helpful tips. You can also check out our Law and Daily Life blog for some of the more newsworthy cyberbullying lawsuits.
As our recent survey indicates, harassment online is not an insignificant problem. But FindLaw continues to keep its audience prepared to meet the challenge of cyberbullying.