Cyberbullying on social media is linked to depression in teenagers, according to new research that analyzed multiple studies of the online phenomenon. In , for example, a spate of suicides was linked to the social network Ask. The deaths of teens who had been subject to abuse on the site prompted Ask. Twitter, likewise, announced plans in April to filter out abusive tweets and suspend bullying users. Social media use is hugely common among teenagers, said Michele Hamm, a researcher in pediatrics at the University of Alberta, but the health effects of cyberbullying on social media sites is largely unknown. A depressing effect In the new review, Hamm and her colleagues combed through studies on cyberbullying and social media, finding 36 that investigated the effects of cyberbullying on health in teens ages 12 to
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The number of children being bullied on the internet has doubled in the past year, with more than one in three victims, research suggests. The study also suggests that thousands of teenagers, including many aged 15 or under, are using messaging service Snapchat and dating app Tinder every day. Some parents even helped set their children up with accounts, prompting fears that they are unwittingly putting them at risk.