Face-To-Face Taunting, Cyberbullying May Increase Risk Of Victims Becoming Bullies

HealthDay (4/30, Preidt) reported, “A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves,” research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting suggests.

After analyzing “data from US students aged 10 to 17,” researchers found that “kids who experienced either in-person or online bullying were more likely to display aggressive behaviors, such as physical fighting, verbal hostility, property damage and peer coercion.”

The risk, however, of such “behaviors was more than twice as high among victims of both types of bullying, the study authors said.”

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— “Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 30, 2016.

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