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‘Cyberbullying is less frequent than traditional bullying’

‘Cyberbullying is less frequent than traditional bullying’

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Despite the increasing popularity of social media is cyber-bullying among teens much less often than “traditional bullying”, such as swearing or someone to forget.

Conclude that scientists from Oxford University in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health following research among more than 110,000 English 15-year-old children. The research looked at young people who regularly (at least once or twice in the past two months) were bullied.

Less than 1 percent of the respondents said they regularly suffered from cyber-bullying, while 27 per cent suggested regular face-to-face to be bullied.

The authors of the study write that the results of their research, “in stark contrast with messages from the media and the modern notion that young people are more likely to deal with cyberbullying than traditional bullying”.

According to lead researcher Andrew Przybylski is bullying used as a new method for young people to harass who are already being bullied in the traditional way”.

Rare

“Despite the general views and the growth of the online world for teenagers, it is evident from our study that cyberbullying in itself is relatively rare,” says Przybylski against the Oxford Times.

“Bullying is a major public health problem”, vultt co-author Lucy Bowes. “Our findings support the urgent need for interventions that focus on both forms of bullying.”

“It is important to have initiatives to ensure that teens are resilient, online and in everyday life. So, we can help them cope with the negative consequences of bullying.”

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