Cyberbullying Tied to More Online Time and Social Media Addiction

According to a recent study by the University of Georgia, the rate of cyberbullying is tied to more time spent online, addiction to social media, and identifying as male. The research involved adolescents between the ages of 13 and 19. The study describes social media addiction as when users “crave it when they’re not on it.” Researchers found that teens behave differently on social media than they do when in person. They recommend that school counselors try to educate teens earlier about cyberbullying before it occurs.