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07 July 2010

Cyberbullies have mental problems

Teens who "cyberbully" others are more likely to suffer from both physical and psychiatric troubles, and their victims are at heightened risk, too, a Finnish study finds.

Teens who "cyberbully" others via the Internet or cell phones are more likely to suffer from both physical and psychiatric troubles, and their victims are at heightened risk, too, a Finnish study finds.

In fact, a recent US survey of children aged 10 to 17 found that 12% were "aggressive" to someone else while online, 4% were victims of this type of online aggression, while 3% reported being both aggressors and targets.

 
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