While connectivity and access to the internet has brought many benefits, it also has a dark side. A ground breaking Vodafone survey, one of the largest global surveys of its kind, spanning 11 countries and almost 5,000 teens, reveals that one in five teens had been cyberbullied, a fifth of whom felt suicidal.
Unlike playground bullying, cyberbullying knows no boundaries, either physical or temporal. In the online world, people are also less careful of what they say and following the crowd takes on a whole new meaning, amplifying the impact of any bullying which takes place.
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