Psychology & Psychiatry

Family dinners reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Sharing regular family meals with children may help protect them from the effects of cyberbullying, according to a study by McGill professor Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy. Because family meal times represent ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Online bullying "rapidly increasing" in Australia

Almost 50,000 Australian children experience cyberbullying that can lead to humiliation and depression, new research by UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cyberbullying affects rich and poor alike

Cyberbullying isn't just a problem in middle class and affluent areas. Teenagers in poor, high-crime neighborhoods also experience online bullying, finds new research led by a Michigan State University criminologist.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Designing defenses against cyberbullying

Social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, can be fertile ground for cruel and inappropriate online behavior among young people. Unlike traditional bullying in schoolyards or other public places, cyberbullying can ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Schools take aim at cyberbullying

The Internet messages were so vicious that they pushed 16-year-old Ivy Griffiths into therapy for depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New report gives insight into bullying in New Zealand

In the first New Zealand study of its kind, a Victoria University researcher has found that 94 per cent of the school staff she surveyed have seen bullying in their school.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cyberbullying puts teens at risk

Teenage victims of cyberbullying, defined as the use of the internet or cell phones to send hurtful and harassing messages, are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, substance abuse and internet addiction, reports ...

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