Half of Korean teenshad beensufferers of online bullying, a survey suggests. Online bullying most commonlytook placethru messaging products and services like KakaoTalk. The ballotby skill of the Korea Institute of Criminology took in 5,356 basic students. As increasingly teenagers use smartphones, bullying in school is moving from the physical to the cyber realm.Some 46.6 % of respondents stated they had experienced cyber bullying, yet what is worse is that 56 percent admitted perpetrating it. One out of 2 victims was once a classmate.
The victims are steadily invited to check in fora talkconsultation and are then subjected to abuse, or the perpetrators create their own chat rooms where they spread abusive comments about the victims at the back of their backs.A smaller share of bullying occurs on Facebook and other social media.Some 4.4 percent of the victims said they had thought to be suicide, whilst 4.5 percent said they had a troublesome time making pals and 5.5 percent felt belittled.But most of the perpetrators admitted feeling no specific emotion (23.2 percent) or any sense of guilt (14.2 percent) since they were just having fun. "Cyber bullying regularlyends up in violence in genuine life", warned Lee Seung-hyun at the institute. Some 28 percent of the victims said the abuses also happened in real life.