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4 Your Health: Disturbing findings about bullying

 

Teenage girls are more vulnerable to bullying than boys.

That’s according to a new study from Rutgers University. It shows girls are bullied more often and are more likely to consider or attempt suicide than boys. Researchers said bullying among boys is usually physical, so it’s more likely to be stopped.

But girls tend to use more subtle tactics, like exclusion or spreading rumors, which can go on a long time without anyone knowing.

Bullying impacts sleep

A separate study from the University Of Buffalo finds teens bullied online are more likely to have trouble sleeping.

The findings are based on a survey of over 800 adolescents. Researchers also found poor sleep increased the risk of depression.

Nearly 15 percent of high school students report being cyberbullied at least once.

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney is cohost of Tucson Today, Monday-Friday 5-7 am.
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