Cyberbullying Hurts Even More For Teens Facing Mental Illness 09/19/2016 ICQ was the big thing when I was a kid. It was one of the Internet’s first live chat rooms, very popular with the kids in the early years when it was still referred to as “the Worldwide Web” and your dial-up modem took 10 minutes at minimum to connect, so you had READ MORE

Bullied Children Need Support Not Anti-Depressants, Mental Health Campaigner Warns Schools need to tackle the root causes of bullying instead Children are being wrongly prescribed anti-depressants as a result of being bullied, a leading mental health campaigner has said. The Department for Education‘s mental health advisor, Natasha Devon, said kids need support from bullying, rather than being prescribed medication. “If a child is being READ MORE

The Impact of Bullying

Written by Samantha Gluck Who is Likely to Become a Bully? Bullying can have a wide-ranging impact on teens – from victims, to those who witness bullying, to the bullies themselves – and affect each one well into adulthood. Bullying can lead teenagers to feel tense, anxious, and afraid. It can affect their concentration in READ MORE

Social Media Affects Child Mental Health Through Increased Stress, Sleep Deprivation, Cyberbullying, Experts Say By George Bowden Without the internet, Rebecca believes her bullies would have lost interest beyond the school gates. But in the always online world of social media, her aggressors were able to track her down and continue their abuse outside the classroom.  “I was getting bullied verbally face-to-face at school but I was also READ MORE

Standing up to bullies CANADIANS everywhere are taking a stand on Wednesday (February 24) against bullying by participating in Pink Shirt Day. UBC’s Shelley Hymel, a professor in the faculty of education, explains why the effects of bullying can last a lifetime, and offers insight into how to address it. How is bullying defined? Bullying is a unique READ MORE