Cyberbullying linked suicide cases boosts: Study

Cyberbullying 150x150 Cyberbullying linked suicide cases boosts: StudyA new study of Dalhousie University revealed that internet is the biggest factor to raise the suicide toll of cyberbullying, mostly school students suffering from depression and mental illness.

From past few years, death toll in US has been growing rapidly involving cyberbullying, one of the newly awful modern manifestation of bullying. But social networking, being online mostly is the biggest part of the suicide cases.

Among suffered, most are adults and other young people and among them female are on top list as per study around 24 female cases came as compared to 17 males and among them 48 % cases uses Social media, whereas 25 % surfing video chatting.

Talking to media, John C. LeBlanc, the researcher said that cyberbullying is “only one factor among many … People who are cyberbullied have, for the most part, been bullied in more traditional manners as well.”

These cases are growing day by day in US and no specific reason of increasing cases has been clear but social networking usage has increased.

“Adults use social media, particularly young adults. So, it’s not exposure to social media, but about being a young adolescent that is trying to form his or her identity, and cares very much about what people think,” John added.

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