Twice as more teenage girls between the ages of 12 and 15 are subjected to cyber bullying than boys of the same age group in the UK, a new study has revealed.

British research firms Ofcom Research and Saville Rossiter-Base conducted the study with British preteens and teens between eight and 15. Four percent of preteens said they had experienced cyber bullying compared to 6% of teens. 4% of teen boys said they were victims, 8% of teen girls said the same.

The chart below was created by Business Insider’s BI Intelligence:

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The number of people whom the respondents knew were victims of cyber bullying were much higher in both age groups.

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