Depression May Be More Common For Bullied Teens

According to the 2013 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of teens in grades 9 – 12, depression and suicidal thoughts are more common for teens who’ve experience bullying either at school or electronically. The risk increases for teens who’ve experienced both forms of bullying.

“Although cyberbullying may not pose the same physical threat that face-to-face bullying does, it can be far more hurtful since it can spread like wildfire through a student body and take on a life of its own,” says Dr. Andrew Adesman, the senior investigator of the studies.

 

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