Adolescent dating violence statistics
Most victims of cyberbullying have also been victims of school bullying.
Reactive aggression is defined as impulsive, in response to a perceived threat or precipitant, and usually associated with intense emotion, especially anxiety or anger. Archives of Disease in Childhood December 1998: 528-531. Unfortunately, many teens are forced to deal with bullying while their parents and teachers are unaware on the specific nature and severity of the problem in their school. "Cyberbullying, school bullying and psychological distress: a regional census of high school students." American Journal of Public Health Nov. Boys tend to engage in bullying more often than girls, especially at high school age and beyond, and are more likely to engage in physical or verbal bullying, while girls more often engage in relational bullying. They tend to be less popular, more often bullied by their siblings, be otherwise abuse or neglected, and to come from families of low socioeconomic status. Bystanders of bullying, those who witness it but are neither the primary bully nor the victim, tend to succumb to what they believe is peer pressure to support bullying behavior and fear of becoming the victim of the bully if they don't support the behavior. "Bullying in middle schools: prevention and intervention." Association for Middle Level Education 37.3 Jan.