Cyberbullying in the US increased by 10% in 2 years: How can we protect our kids?

Editor’s Note: This interview supplements Steve Lubetkin’s September 2022 “CompuSchmooze” column in the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey.

As the new school year begins, it’s useful to keep in mind that cyberbullying cases in US schools have risen by 10% in the last two years, according to the Cyberbullying Research Institute (, a research project set up by two professors at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin. See a summary of their cyberbullying research at

“We saw in the pandemic that there was a shift from person to person communications to digital communications, and actually that has stuck with us,” says Adrianus Warmenhoven, a cybersecurity expert with NordVPN (, a private Scandinavian firm that provides security tools including a virtual private network (VPN).

You can watch a video interview with Warmenhoven in the player below.