New study says 1 in 10 students affected by cyberbullying
A report released in June, 2009 by the National Institute of Health indicates that 13% of sixth through tenth-graders have bullied or been bullied online or by cellphone.
Cyberbullying is bullying through a computer or other communication device. It is done through email, instant messaging, chat rooms and text messaging. The study shows more boys become cyberbullies while more girls become cyber-victims.
Cyberbullying seems to peak in middle school and the number of friends a teen has makes a difference. A person with few friends is more likely to become a victim, while those with more friends are a higher risk to become bullies.
For more about cyberbullying, see: http://askthejudge.info/will-my-facebook-or-myspace-entries-hurt-me-later-on/219/