ACTIONABLE RESEARCH ON GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS

Why are more young people cyberbullying themselves?

Why are more young people cyberbullying themselves? There has been a small rise in young people sending anonymous insults—to themselves. Nearly 9% of American adolescents have reportedly cyberbullied themselves, up from around 6% in 2016. Why would they digital self-harm? Seeing if anyone would stick up for them is one of the reasons, with a third saying it achieved what they hoped for. While the topic is still poorly understood, teachers and parents are trying to find ways to help known self-cyberbullies by directing them to counselors. (The Economist)