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Cyber-Bullying and its Effect on our Youth. Between texting, social media, and online gaming, many children spend more time engaging online than they do interacting in person.

Cyber-Bullying and its Effect on our Youth

As technology continues to revolutionize the way we communicate, it also presents new areas of concern. Even though it may not take place in person, the emotional and psychological effects of cyber-bullying are just as destructive as physical and verbal bullying, according to Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Philadelphia. Since digital communications are harder to track and monitor, parents should​ take preventive measures to minimize the effects of cyber-bullying on their children.

How Bullying Affects Kids "Kids who are bullied are likely to experience anxiety, depression, loneliness, unhappiness, and poor sleep,” explains Dr. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, look beyond your symptoms to understand how lifestyle and environmental factors affect your wellbeing. Connecting With Kids Online According to Dr. Dr. Dr. Survey Finds Cyberbullying Common Among Adults. Created: 10/23/2014 7:06 PM By: Dan Conradt (ABC 6 News) -- It's a behavior born out of the new generation of technology, and it might be more common than you think.

Survey Finds Cyberbullying Common Among Adults

A new survey says 40 percent of adults have experienced cyber-bullying. The report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-fourths of American adults who use the internet have witnessed online harassment. The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families. Abstract Using social media Web sites is among the most common activity of today's children and adolescents.

The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families

Any Web site that allows social interaction is considered a social media site, including social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites such as YouTube; and blogs. Such sites offer today's youth a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years. Cyber Bullying Statistics. Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying.

Cyber Bullying Statistics

Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyber bullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it. Cyber bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis. Cyber bullying involves using technology, like cell phones and the Internet, to bully or harass another person.

Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phoneSpreading rumors online or through textsPosting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pagesStealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messagesPretending to be someone else online to hurt another personTaking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the InternetSexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person. Cybercrime impacts half of Brits.

With the recent iCloud hacks, news of cybercrimes against celebrities have hogged the media spotlight.

Cybercrime impacts half of Brits

What's less reported, yet equally significant, is how many average Brits fall victim to cyber attacks each year. Cybercrime now becoming a serious problem for many Britons. Many Britons have been the victim of a cybercrime such as identity theft, hacking or abuse on social media, new research has found.

Cybercrime now becoming a serious problem for many Britons

UK losses from online fraud are now running at more than £670m a year, though with many cases going unreported, the true economic cost is likely to be significantly higher. The data – which follows the outcry over private photos of celebrities published by hackers – was produced to coincide with Get Safe Online Week, which runs until 26 October and is aimed at raising awareness of internet security issues.

Just over half (51%) of the 2,075 people surveyed said they had been a victim of online crime, a category which includes internet-based fraud, ID theft, hacking and online abuse. However, fewer than a third (32%) of the cybercrime victims said they had reported the incident. If you think you have been a victim of cyber-enabled economic fraud (where you have lost money), report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 20 40 or visiting

Two years jail for vile trolls: New crackdown to target online tormentors. The new law will target bullies like those who abused Chloe Madeley last week, threatening her with rape in online taunts.

Two years jail for vile trolls: New crackdown to target online tormentors

Last night TV presenter Vanessa Feltz backed the change in the law that will target offenders who make victims' lives a misery by abusing them using social media. The Radio 2 star was taunted by sick internet trolls who attacked her for publically claiming that she had been indecently assaulted by Rolf Harris while interviewing him on live TV. Kids using apps like, Kik to cyberbully. Snapchat: With this app, kids send photos and videos -- some of them racy -- that disappear within seconds.

Kids using apps like, Kik to cyberbully

Voxer: Think walkie-talkies. This push-to-talk messaging allows kids with smart phones to share text, photos and videos with lightning speed. Kik: A quick instant messaging service that claims 80 million users, who can send messages and photos with relative anonymity. It's rated 17+ but is growing in popularity with young teens and tweens. It's meant to be a place where kids can ask tough questions and share their secrets, often anonymously.

Facebook: The old social media standby. Instagram: Selfie central -- it's where tweens and teens share photographic records of their lives, among other filtered photos. Vine: Quick 6-second video loops are the hallmark of this service, which is rated 17+ in the iTunes Store. Tumblr: Users collect and share items of interest with fellow users -- from videos to images to blog posts. USAPP – Simply having a social media profile does not make teens more likely to be bullied online. Demographics and online behavior play a larger role. For many, the internet and social media is a double edged sword.

USAPP – Simply having a social media profile does not make teens more likely to be bullied online. Demographics and online behavior play a larger role.

On one hand it can bring people together to socialize, discuss, and collaborate in ways unthinkable mere decades ago. Mary Beard reveals she befriended Twitter trolls following online abuse. Beard said she had written job recommendations for student Oliver Rawlings because she didn't want him to suffer in the long term for 'one moment of idiocy'.

Mary Beard reveals she befriended Twitter trolls following online abuse

Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/Rex Features Academic and TV historian Mary Beard has disclosed her innovative approach to dealing with her vitriolic Twitter trolls – writing them a job reference. London police boosts cyber-crime fighting and CNI threat tackled. October 03, 2014 In a double boost for the UK's cyber security, London's Met Police has launched a new cyber-crime and fraud team called Falcon, while the Government has pumped £2.5 million into protecting the critical national infrastructure from cyber-attacks, with security firm Thales playing a role. SC Congress London: Met Police admits cybercrime mistakes Falcon was launched by Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on Wednesday. It aims to build up to 500 officers – the largest cyber-crime and fraud team in Europe – and is targeting crimes like hacking and online retail fraud, as well as fraud with no online element.

Monica Lewinsky says she was among earliest victims of cyberbullying. Monica Lewinsky, the one-time White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton in the 1990s nearly brought down his presidency, has described herself as one of the first victims of cyberbullying and vowed to help others survive the “shame game” of public humiliation. In a rare public appearance Lewinsky spoke at Forbes’ inaugural 30 Under 30 summit in Philadelphia, saying her depiction in the media – as a constant punchline for late-night comedians and fuel for internet gossip – destroyed her sense of self. “That’s what happened to me in 1998 when public Monica, that Monica, that woman was born, the creature from the media lagoon.