(ANSA) - ROME, FEBRUARY 07 - The number of cases of cyberbullying treated has decreased by 30% compared to last year, for a total of 129 minors investigated during 2022. These are the data provided by the State Police during the meeting "We are #heartconnected ", created in collaboration with Unieuro, which was held today in Rome on the occasion of the "Safer Internet Day".
The data show a better scenario than in the previous two years.
The cases treated by the Police are 326 compared to the 464 in 2021 (412 those recorded in 2020), with a significant yearly decrease for each age segment: -37% of victims up to 9 nine years, -23% in the 10-13 range years and -31% from 14 to 17 years.
"The latest data on the phenomenon show decreasing numbers in our country also thanks to the continuous work of prevention and awareness-raising in schools", commented Ivano Gabrielli, director of the Postal Police Service.
"Observing a decrease in cases of cyberbullying is not a goal for Unieuro but a further incentive to carry on #heartsconnected and to renew our commitment on the front of information and awareness", comments Giancarlo Nicosanti Monterastelli, CEO of Unieuro.
To support the initiative, special guest of the meeting Marcell Jacobs, Olympic champion and athlete of the "Fiamme Oro" sports group of the State Police.
Connected in direct streaming from all over Italy over 4,000 secondary schools and over 200,000 students.