Despite warnings from psychologists who fear an across-the-board increase in bullying as the education industry moves online.

A new study by Boston University has found that online learning has led to a 33 per cent and 20 per cent reduction in Google searches for the keywords 'bullying at school' and 'cyberbullying', respectively. According to the study's authors Andrew Bacher-Hicks, Joshua Goodman, Jennifer Green and Melissa Holt, this fact contrasts with the belief that moving schools online would greatly increase bullying. Interestingly, cyberbullying increased during the summer break in 2020 and began to decline again after the school year restarted. However, after schools went back offline, bullying rates didn't return to pre-covid levels.

Among the reasons why bullying has declined, researchers cite a lack of offline contact with the perpetrators of bullying. Another reason is the increased structured time spent online, that is time spent studying rather than mindlessly scrolling through feeds.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five schoolchildren gets bullied offline each year, and one in six is bullied online. In addition, a new study highlights that both the perpetrators and victims of bullying have psychological problems.

Mila Smart Semeshkina and the Lectera platform are the finalists of the EdTech Awards 2023!

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Worldwide online education news: the autumn of 2022

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Mila Semeshkina on the cover of April Forbes Club!

Lectera already has offices in Moscow, Miami, and Dubai and plans to open a representative office in Europe.

April education news

No matter what is happening in the world, learning remains an integral part of our lives. So, following our usual tradition, we have gathered together for you the most positive and exciting April news from the field of education to inspire you in your May educational exploits! Recognized as one of the Top 10 Florida Tech Startups 2022 by Startupcity

A panel of industry experts selected based on an evaluation of the company's achievements and innovations in the education sector.

The top 10 educational news stories from 2021: Lectera edition

Did you know that first-ever correspondence courses were the forebears of modern online education? They first appeared back in 1728.

New course category at Lectera. Master a new profession! 

We have great news for you: Lectera now has a new online career course category!