Research + News | Topic: Bullying

New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse

According to a new study, 15 percent of sixth-grade students report they have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology. Read the article here.

Bullying In The Age Of Tech-Savvy Children

Threats and harassment come to children via text message, social media and online exploitation. Read the article here.

Teen Makes ‘Sit With Us’ App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies

“Sit With Us” helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom. Read the article here.

After Years of Alleged Bullying, An Ohio Teen Killed Herself. Is Her School District Responsible?

13-year-old Emilie Olsen killed herself in December 2014. Her parents say she was relentlessly bullied at school, and are suing her Fairfield, Ohio, school district which they say should have been more responsive. Read the article here.

Peeple App New Low For Online Comments

When Peeple, the “Yelp for humans” app was announced in October, netizens howled that this was a new low. Read the article here.

Texts Reveal Teen’s Efforts to Pressure Boyfriend Into Suicide

Michelle Carter faces manslaughter charges in juvenile court in Massachusetts after text messages revealed she encouraged her boyfriend to commit suicide. Read the article here.

Snapchat and 7 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love

Capturing and posting casual moments might lead to oversharing and other consequences. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.

Social Media Abuse Rampant in Middle, High School

Armed with cell phones and a dizzying array of social media choices, half of Detroit’s middle- and high-schoolers in a recent study admitted to social media abuse — from bullying schoolmates to spreading rumors to pressuring others to send sexual texts or pictures. Read the article here.

Pornography: Young Children and Teens Who Send Sex Images Risk Mental Problems

Leading psychiatrist warns ‘sexting’ and cyberbullying could have unforeseen consequences in later life. Read the article here.

Resilience, Not Abstinence, May Help Teens Battle Online Risk

Boosting teenagers’ ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the Internet, may be a more practical and effective strategy for keeping them safe, according to a team of researchers. Read the article here.