Cyber-bullying has become an international public health concern for adolescents. A review of the available evidence suggests that cyber-bullying poses a threat to adolescents’ health and well-being at many levels. A plethora of correlational studies have demonstrated a cogent relationship between adolescents’ involvement in cyber-bullying and negative health indices. Adolescents targeted via cyber-bullying in all reports have increased depression, loneliness, anxiety, suicidal behaviour, and a range of depressive affects and somatic symptoms. This shift from face-to-face communication to online communication has created a unique (and potentially harmful) dynamic for social relationships – a dynamic that has recently been explored in the literature as cyber-bullying and Internet harassment.
This is one of the main findings of the Research and Need Analysis of School Needs conducted by Universal Learning Systems as part of the Intellectual Output of APPs project.
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