Online Bullies: Half the World's Kids Fear Them July 2nd, 2012

A major concern shared by kids across the world, according to a new report, is the fear of being bullied online. In fact, over half the kids surveyed (age 8 to 17) share this worry, and nearly one-quarter of them admit to having their fear come to life.

The report, issued by Microsoft's Safety & Security Center, surveyed kids in 25 countries, including Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, and the U.S.

Surprisingly, online bullying in the U.S. is lower than the 25-country average of 37 percent. Twenty-nine percent of children ages 8-17 in the U.S. say they have been subjected to it.

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