Depression High Among Youth Victims of School Cyber Bullying, NIH Researchers Report – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. According to a survey conducted by researchers at NIH, unlike traditional forms of bullying, youth who are the targets of cyber bullying at school are at greater risk for depression than are the youth who bully them. Dr. Ronald Iannotti at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains.
Iannotti: Traditional victims and traditional bully-victims—and we call bully-victims those who report that they bully others but also report that they’ve been victimized by bullying—generally both bullies, victims and bully-victims, report symptoms of higher symptoms of depression than those who are just traditional bullies.
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