According to a report released by computer security software company McAfee, 85 percent of children in India have reported cyberbullying as well as someone cyberbullying.
The India-focused findings are part of the company's global report 'Cyberbullying in Plain Sight, a survey of 10 countries. It was held from June 15 to July 5, involving 11,687 parents and their children.
McAfee also claimed that the survey uncovered a shocking fact - that many children participate in cyberbullying, which is their behavior without realizing what it is, while parents struggle to keep up with it.
McAfee said, “Cyberbullying in India reaches alarming heights as more than 1 in 3 children by the age of 10 face threats of cyber racism, sexual harassment, and physical harm – making India one of the world’s leading cyberbullying countries.
It becomes the number 1 country." The report said, 45 percent of these children said they hid their experiences of cyberbullying from their parents, perhaps due to the relative absence of interaction.
All parents must also understand modern-day cyberbullying, and how dangerous it is for their children.