With the advent of modern forms of communication, children are now able to harass their peers with mobile phones and e-mails: a behaviour known as cyberbullying. The characteristic of the pervasiveness of the phenomenon involves experiences of suffering that often make the cyber-victim unable to react and in some cases can also get to think about committing suicide. Ninety hundred and fifty-nine students aged between 11 and 15 in the provinces of Pavia and Milan filled in a questionnaire to investigate the awareness of the phenomenon and the suffering experiences of the victims. The results will be discussed in the light of the indications of the law 71/2017, recently approved by the Italian Parliament with an educational goal: to prepare the school environment to prevent this phenomenon.
Keywords: Cyberbullying, prevention, contrast, awareness, use of internet