Family Dinners, Talks Help Children Cope With Cyberbullying

Reuters (9/2, Doyle) reports a study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that regular dinners with their families may help children cope with online bullying. The study also suggests that other means of talking with family members, such as during car rides, also helps.

TIME (9/2, Sifferlin) reports on the study indicating “about 1 in 5 young people experience some form of online bullying, which can have serious effects on mental health and behavior.” Investigators found “a positive association between cyberbullying and problems like anxiety, depression and self-harm as well as substance abuse like frequent drinking and prescription drug abuse.”

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— “Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying,” Kathryn Doyle, Reuters, September 1, 2014.

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