Hundreds blighted by cyberbullying at school

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 21/12/2013

Hundreds of incidents of cyberbullying in Scottish schools have been reported over the past three years, it emerged yesterday.

Figures released by the Scottish Conservatives showed 524 incidents involving e-mail, text messaging, computers and social networking were recorded by 16 local authorities.

But the party says it believes this is just the tip of the iceberg as only half of Scotland’s councils responded to a freedom-of-information request and the respondents did not include Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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