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Study links both cyberbullies and their victims to higher risk of self-destructive behaviour

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New research has found children who are both victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying are more likely to binge drink, face suspension from school, suffer depression and engage in self-harm 12 months later.

The longitudinal study – led by Professor Sheryl Hemphill from Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) School of Psychology in collaboration with Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Deakin University – followed almost 800 Victorian students from primary through high school to investigate rates of bullying perpetration and victimisation, predictors and consequences.

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This entry was posted on June 4, 2012 by in Children, Cyberbullying, Depression, Drugs & Addiction, Social Media.
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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