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Updated 06 February 2014

Teens keep cyberbullying alive

With teenagers being more likely to be rude on social networks, cyberbullying stats are on the rise.

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The extent of cyberbullying in South Africa is understated, but it is clear that the problem is growing, Riaan Rudman, lecturer at Stellenbosch University told News24.

Click on this infographic from mspy.com to see the incidence of cyberbullying:

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While the reasons for teens being online tormentors may vary, a study suggests that cyberbullies have mental problems, and their victims are likely to suffer depression.

Parents can educate themselves by reading up on the signs and symptoms of cyberbullying.

 
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