One in every ten Hong Kong students' victims of Internet bullying

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Hong Kong, June 11 (ANI): One in every 10 primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong is a victim of Internet bullying, according to a recent survey.

The survey, conducted by the social service division of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (CUBC), polled 2,629 students, and found 10.9 percent (mostly male) in Kowloon and New Territories had suffered Internet bullying, reports The China Daily.

About 45 percent of those polled said they would advise victims to seek help, while 43 percent said they'd rather turn a blind eye.

Wong Sau Wa, coordinator of the social service division of CUBC, said the survey result indicates poor awareness of online bullying.

"Students don't take it as a big deal," she said. "Victims just want to smooth it out. Few would turn to adults for help."

Wong called to build a positive cyber culture, suggesting schools to provide an Internet moral course to improve the willingness to help among students. (ANI)

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