A new study
found that both kids and young adults who were targeted by cyberbullies were twice as likely to hurt themselves or attempt to commit suicide when compared with counterparts who had not been bullied online. Additionally, the researchers found that those performing the cyberbullying were also more likely to have suicidal thoughts and actions.
For the study, researchers looked at more than 150,000 kids and young adults in 30 different countries. The participants were followed for over 21 years.
Among the additional findings from the researchers:
- Boys who were both victims and bullies were at an especially high risk of depression and suicidal actions, compared with girls
- Participants who had been bullied online were more likely to go on to become cyberbullies
A researcher with the study, Paul Montgomery of the University of Birmingham, indicated that school anti-bullying policies should include prevention of cyberbullying. Other ways that schools could help to prevent cyberbullying include:
- Training for both staff and students on cyberbullying awareness
- Online peer support
- The teaching of intervention techniques (for electronic bystanders, including instructions for contacting internet service providers and mobile phone companies)
Most children are ready to begin toilet training around thre ...
Posted On: 11-18-2016
If your child is not gaining weight normally, it can lead to ...
Posted On: 06-10-2016
If your baby seems fussy and is drawing up his legs in pain, ...
Posted On: 09-02-2016
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often characteri ...
Posted On: 08-26-2016
Epilepsy is a seizure condition, and while 2.5 million Ameri ...
Posted On: 07-01-2016
A new study published in POLOS ONE shows that a certain bloo ...
Posted On: 11-11-2016
Your child is likely to have more energy than you do, especi ...
Posted On: 09-23-2016
Many parents express concern that their adolescents are not ...
Posted On: 04-15-2016
Could sleeping patterns contribute to weight gain, especiall ...
Posted On: 10-15-2015