Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cyber-Bullying Causes Major Problems for Tweens and Teens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cyber-bullying may be even harder on the victims than physical beatings or name-calling, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

And unlike traditional bullies, cyber-bullies seem to be less depressed than their prey, the team at the National Institutes of Health found.

Jing Wang, Tonja Nansel and Ronald Iannotti of the NIH's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development analyzed data from an international survey from 2005/2006 that included 4,500 U.S. preteens and teens.

They were asked specifically about feelings of depression, irritability, grouchiness and ability to concentrate, and also asked specifically if they had been hit, called names, shunned or sent negative messages via computer or cell phone -- or done any of these things to other people.

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  1. Well bullying is really a big problem especially those bully teens. It may sometimes lead to suicide. I wonder if this ruling might apply to obviate the cyber security act which gives the President the authority to limit or stop the Internet. After all, the Act is ambiguous and users won't have a TOS to agree to that covers everywhere on the Internet.

  2. There are lot teenagers who are suffered from this cyber bullying and some commit suicide too on depression.Teens Facebook