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Cyberbullying

The term cyberbullying refers to one person harassing another through electronic communication. Cyberbullying can occur through text messages, audio, and images using computers, cell phones, and tablets. From a developmental perspective, the increasing ease of access to electronic devices, especially for adolescents and younger children, requires a closer look at how involvement in cyberbullying differs over the lifespan. Almost everyone uses digital communication to some degree. It is important to consider how an aggressive act such as cyberbullying presents itself and to better understand its prevalence, who is most at risk for being a victim or perpetrator, and what can be done to reduce its negative impact.

Risks for increasing suicidal ideation, depression, drug abuse, and other threats to well-being are all very real outcomes ...

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