Cyber-bully victims left more vulnerable

By Dr. Steve Salvatore – Co-Owner of The Academy

New research from the National Institute of Child Health suggests that cyber-bully victims experience higher levels of depression and the impact is greater than a physical beating.  4500 preteens and teenagers participated in this study and were asked if they had been hit, called names or received harassing messages via computer or cell phone.  The cyber-bullying victims said they felt more vulnerable and isolated at the time of the attack mainly because there’s no face-to-face confrontation and they weren’t able to see or identify their harasser.

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