Poor Teens As Likely To Be Victims Of Cyberbullying As Wealthier Peers

HealthDay (5/24, Preidt) reported that according to a study to be published in the July-August issue of the Journal of Criminal Justice, “poor teens are as likely as middle-class and rich teens to be victims of cyberbullying.” After analyzing “survey results from nearly 2,000 middle and high school students,” researchers “found that living in poor, crime-ridden neighborhoods was associated with a strong risk of physical, verbal and online bullying.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 30 percent of youths in the US have been involved in bullying, either as victims or as perpetrators.

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— “Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, May 23, 2014.

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