The objective of this review is to summarize the prevalence of Internet use among the adolescent population and the growing threat of cyberbullying. This manuscript also addresses the difference between cyberbullying and traditional bullying and the negative psychological effects that result from cyberbullying. Important intervention and prevention strategies for parents and school officials are noted as well.

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Published in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 6, no. 4, p. 465-468.

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Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2013. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 531-536.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Internet Addiction: A Public Health Concern in Adolescence. Artemis Tsitsika, Mari Janikian, Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 127-132.