Cyberbullying Increases Risk of Teen Suicide

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girl_crying According to the Center for Disease Control's first ever data on cyberbullying, cyberbullying triples the risk of suicide in teens.

"Suicide attempts that required treatment were more than three times as likely in teenagers who reported being bullied online, compared with youths who were not bullied, an analysis of federal data on more than 15,000 adolescents found," reports Sherry Boschert in this month's Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network article on the topic.

The article goes on to say that girls faced twice as much electronic bullying as boys and that the effects of online harassment on suicidal risk may be one reason that suicide is now the third leading cause of death in adolescents, behind accidents and homicides. Read the full article

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