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Cyberbullying has become a growing public health concern with the rising interest and use of social media applications. This occurs mostly in the adolescent population but can continue through to college and adulthood.
Some important differences between cyberbullying and traditional bullying include:
- Students experiences cyberbullying can also be cyberbullies themselves
- Girls are more likely to be involved with cyberbullying.
- Cyberbullying doesn’t just reach students at school but at home as well.
- Students experiencing cyberbullying are 2x more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders than those experiencing traditional bullying.
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Colman, Gia, "Cyberbullying and Internet Safety, Waterbury CT" (2014). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 16.