A high school student in Texas may be in danger from a cyber attack, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education.
The report, which is based on data from the federal Education Department, found that students attending high schools in states with more cybercrime data have a higher risk of being cyberbullied, according a report from The Wall St. Journal.
“Students who attend high school with a high level of cyberbullying risk are more likely to be victims of cyberattacks and may be more susceptible to cyberbullies’ tactics,” the report says.
The high school students were tracked using data from state school systems, which showed that the cyberbullish students were more likely than the non-bullish to be harassed online, the report said.
Students at the school where the cyber attacks occurred were targeted by cyberbulls, but also by others, including peers.
“In general, the students who were targeted were the ones who were more vulnerable to cyberattacks,” said Elizabeth Shaver, an assistant professor of computer science at Texas A&M University.
“We found that high schoolers who were victims of these cyberbull-related incidents were the most likely to experience a hostile environment.
That’s why we are concerned that cyberbulling is increasing and is impacting the educational experience of these students.”
The report also found that cyberattacks are often perpetrated by people with no prior experience in the field, and that cybercrime in high schools has become a common problem, particularly in areas where cyberbullishment is common.
The Department of Homeland Security has warned school districts that cyber attacks and cyberbullshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/10/schools-cyber-bullies-threats-threat-sources-guardian/