Assessing the consequences of cyberbullying on mental health

Advances in technology and the advent of social media have led to the emergence of a new phenomenon — cyberbullying. Although there are some similarities, approaches to tackling traditional bullying are largely ineffective in combating cyberbullying, which has been linked to adverse mental health and, in extreme cases, suicide.

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    • Jean-Baptiste Pingault
    •  & Tabea Schoeler
  2. Social Genetic and Development Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AF, UK

    • Jean-Baptiste Pingault


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