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Cyber Bullying and Depression

CFAH: In Cyber Bullying, Depression Hits Victims Hardest

Young victims of electronic or cyber bullying – which occurs online or by cell phone – are more likely to suffer from depression than their tormentors are, a new study finds. Traditional bullying, the kind that occurs in the school building or face-to-face, is different. Victims and bully-victims – those who both dish it out and take it – are more likely to suffer from depression than are those who are bullies, but not victims.

 

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW