Cyberbullying cases in Hong Kong schools jump 95% in 4 years as gov’t insists ‘zero-tolerance’ policy

The number of cyberbullying cases reported in Hong Kong’s public-sector primary and secondary schools has almost doubled in the past four years, according to Education Bureau figures revealed in the legislature.

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Security secretary Chris Tang disclosed the information in response to questions about protecting youths from online harm posed by New People’s Party lawmaker Eunice Yung at a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday.

Tang said that since the 2017/2018 school year, the Education Bureau had collected information on cyberbullying cases handled or followed up by schools. There were 54 cases in 2017/2018 and 105 in 2020/2021.

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