Risk Factors and Consequences
Prevalence of cyberbullying varies across countries, but some researchers concluded that for both boys and girls, from children and teenagers, ranging from 10% to 35%, with 23% on average.
Some data reveals that cybervictimization is higher among girls than boys.
There are several risk factors and consequences associated with involvement in cyberbullying behaviors.
Individual risks and consequences for children and youth who are cyber-victims:
- Social anxiety
- Emotional problems
- Lower academic achievement
- Lower self esteem
- Low social reputation
- School absenteeism
- Insecurity at school
- Attempting suicide
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