Navigation Links
One-third of US Teen Netizens are Victims of Cyber-bullying

A research by the Pew Internet Project has revealed that one-third of US teenagers who surf the Internet have been victims of cyber-bullying.

It was found during the study that teens are more pestered by the sharing of their private information on the Internet as compared to direct threats.

The survey also revealed that girls were more likely than boys to be targets, and teens who shared their identities online were the most vulnerable.

However, most teenagers still believe that the majority of bullying happens offline.

Around 32 per cent of the teenager participants reported experiencing one of the harassments questioned about-having a private e-mail, IM or text messaging forwarded or posted where others could see it, the victim of an aggressive email, IM or text message, having a rumour spread about them online, or having an embarrassing photograph posted online without permission.

The survey revealed that 39 per cent of young people who used social networking sites, such as MySpace and Facebook, had been bullied in some way. In comparison, only 22 per cent of children who did not use social networks reported being bullied.

It was also found that the websites themselves offered new avenues for bullies.

"There's this boy in my anatomy class who everybody hates and some girl started up this I Hate [Name] MySpace thing. So everybody in school goes on it to say bad things about this boy," the BBC quoted a 16-year-old girl as saying.

Report author Amanda Lenhart said that the survey was an attempt to determine why teenagers go online to bully.

"Bullying has entered the digital age. The impulses behind it are the same, but the effect is magnified. In the past, the materials of bullying would have been whispered, shouted or passed around," she said.

"Now, with a few clicks, a photo, video or a conversation can be shared w ith hundreds via e-mail or millions through a website, online profile or blog posting," she concluded.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Lumping a Lumpectomy Difficult for One-third of Women
2. Snail venom Found To Ease Pain In Cancer Victims
3. Patients Suffering From Severe Mental Diseases Are At Risk Of Being Crime Victims
4. Men Victims Of Breast Cancer?
5. Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims
6. Students Involved In Bullying And Victims Were Equally Stressed
7. Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims
8. Russian Miss HIV Positive Says Victims Are Treated Like Prostitutes
9. Doctors Resign from Hospital for Bhopal Gas Victims
10. UN Fears Earthquake Victims Could Turn To Drugs
11. Reach Of The Morning-After Pill Treatment Inadequate Among Sexual Assault Victims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, ... its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites ... Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. ... transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical transport services ... industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect ... a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to ... ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness ... to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory ... testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in ... Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are no longer ... to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. ... testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher to ... Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also ... and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of ... expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: