This, according to a 2018 Ipsos Global Advisor study conducted in 28 countries, confirmed that South Africa topped the stats of this form of bullying.
Insurance company 1st for Women said a recent study among 4000 participants “reinforces the magnitude of this growing problem, with 64% of the participants believing that children are at risk”.
Last week, a 13-year-old learner at Doornpoort Primary School in Pretoria committed suicide after falling prey to cyber-bullying.
The Gauteng Department of Education said a Grade 7 learner threatened to distribute an inappropriate picture of the deceased Grade 6 pupil via WhatsApp. The bullying continued for over a week.