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This Is The Worst Social Media Network For Cyberbullying According To Teens

By Alana Laverty

August 4, 2017 at 1:34pm

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International anti-bullying charity, Ditch the Label, has revealed the worst online social media platforms for cyberbullying. 

And we're surprised to learn that Facebook isn't the top one, as we would've assumed. 

Nope - according to their findings, Instagram is the most commonly-used social app for cyberbullying, Independent.ie reports. 

Ditch the Label's survey revealed that 42% said Instagram is the worst for bullying, closely followed by Facebook at 37% and Snapchat at 31%. 

One-in-three young people said they were scared of being bullied online while 69% admitted to online bullying. 

"We know that comments posted by other people can have a big impact and that's why we have recently invested heavily in new technology to help make Instagram a safe and supportive place.

Using machine learning technology, offensive comments on Instagram are now automatically blocked from appearing on people's accounts. We also give people the choice to turn off comments altogether, or make their own lists of banned words or emojis."

Michelle Napchan, Instagram Policy Chief

The full report can be viewed here

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