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Damage of online bullying severe

By Martine Powers and David Filipov
Globe Staff / November 18, 2011

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High school students who are bullied online are more likely to report symptoms of depression and suicide attempts than students who were bullied only at school, according to a survey of students in the communities west of Boston published today. The study, which appears on the website of the American Journal of Public Health, also found that girls are more likely than boys to be victims of cyberbullying in high school, and students who do not identify themselves heterosexual are more likely to report being bullied online and at school.

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