A study done at the University of Deusto in Spain with 845 students showed that 24% had been a victim of one type of cyberbullying. The researchers believe that cyberbullying is a rising issue among adolescents due to the increasing affect on the youth. Manuel Gamez-Guadix, the lead author of this study, states that the understanding the connection between cyberbullying and health behaviors is crucial as teens who are cyberbullying are more likely to fall into depression, substance abuse and internet addiction. Furthermore, teens who are depressed or abuse drugs are likely targets of cyberbullying too. Robert D. Sege, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics at Boston University states “I found it particularly interesting that if teens are cyber bullied, they are more apt to become depressed, and conversely, if they are depressed, they are more apt to be bullied.”

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