Reuters (6/22, Seaman) reports that approximately 23 percent teens may be cyberbullied through social media, according to a review published online June 22 in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers came to that conclusion after examining 36 studies.
HealthDay (6/23, Dotinga) reports that in addition, the review “found an association between depression and cyberbullying.”
MedPage Today (6/23, Walker) reports that the “association with suicidal thoughts or anxiety was inconsistent,” however. The review also revealed that “the most common forms of cyberbullying were name-calling or insults, gossip or rumors, and circulating pictures.”
— “Social-media cyberbullying not uncommon among youths,” Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters, June 22, 2015.