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July 07, 2010

Cyber bullying linked to mental & health problems!

A new study says, people who are victim of cyber bullying, likely to 've various psychiatric & physical problems. According to the researchers at Turku University, the feeling of being unsafe is worse as victims are accessible 24x4 with cyber bulling.

Cyber bullying is the use of information & communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, & hostile behavior by an individual or group, which is intended to harm others.

The study had been conducted on 2,438 Finnish adolescents aged between 13 & 16 years & 2,215 had participated in the experiment. The researchers came with the findings that 4.8% of the participants were victims of cyber bullying, 7.4% were cyber-bullies & 5.4% were both victims & perpetrators of cyber-bullying.

The study said that the victims tend to suffer from emotional distress, concentration problems, headaches & abdominal pain, & loss of sleep due to the act of Cyber-bullying. The report was published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. 

1 comment:

D said...

That was SHOCKING :(

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