Australian bosses ignore one-half of cyber-bullying complaints: Survey

Workers say one-half of cyber-bullies are colleagues, 41 per cent are bosses
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/28/2008

The advent of technology has moved workplace bullying into cyberspace, but one-half of cyber-bullying attacks in Australia are not taken seriously, according to a recent survey.

The survey of 1,782 Australian workers by online career network LinkMe.com.au found only 49.5 per cent of reported instances of cyber-bullying are taken seriously by organizations, which might explain why only 45.9 per cent of victims report incidents of cyber-bullying.

“This is an extremely worrying trend," said Campbell Sallabank, CEO of LinkMe.com.au.