Cyberbullying on Social Media Linked to Teen Depression

Bullying is not new—it’s something that’s been around for as long as time. Cyberbullying, however, has taken bullying to the next level in our modern world, allowing teens to harass their peers online, from the safety of their own bedroom or home.

Like traditional bullying, cyberbullying can come in a variety of unfamiliar forms, including: impersonation, commenting or acting as someone else in a hurtful way; cyber stalking, frequently following, contacting and harassing the victim; outing, sharing secrets or personal information about someone to a large group of people; and trolling, winding people up online by asking immature comments or making mean comments.

With access to technology at an all-time high for kids and teens, it’s no wonder this has become a serious problem. In fact, 52 percent of teenagers have been victims of cyberbullying, and 24 percent have experienced repeated bullying via cellphone or Internet, according to Shockingly, 95 percent

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