This paper defines the phenomena of cyberbullying in relation to traditional bullying, along with its negative consequences on adolescents in modern society. The reasons for the highly destructive effects of cyberbullying are given along with information about psychological instability resulting from the occurrence of cyberbullying. The correlation of cyberbullying with suicidal thoughts and behaviors is also discussed. Finally, some prevention techniques are listed in an attempt to lower the prevalence of cyberbullying.

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Published in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 8, no. 1, p. 37-39.

© 2015 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2015. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 39-42.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Adolescence and Health: Some International Perspectives. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 83-86.

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