Depression High Among Youth Victims of School Cyber Bullying, NIH Researchers Report – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Traditional forms of bullying involve physical violence, verbal taunts, or social exclusion.
Iannotti: Cyber bullying involves the use of information or communication technologies such as computers, or cell phones.
Narrator: That’s Dr. Ronald Iannotti with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Iannotti: For example you might send nasty or threatening emails. You may leave these as phone messages. You could post insulting or embarrassing messages online. You could even do photos or videos.
Narrator: Unlike traditional bullying, youth who are targets of cyber bullying are at greater risk for depression than are the youth who bully them. For details, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
About NIH Radio
NIH Radio offers free audio news programs from the National Institutes of Health, your reliable source for health information.
All NIH Radio content is in the public domain and can be used without charge or restriction provided that it is not used to misrepresent our agency nor used to suggest we endorse any private organization, product, or service.
NIH Radio is a service of the Office of Communications & Public Liaison.