Twenty Percent of Oz Kids 'cyber-bullied'

by Hannah Punitha on  May 10, 2008 at 3:30 PM Lifestyle News
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Twenty Percent of Oz Kids 'cyber-bullied'
According to a survey, cyber bullying is affecting more than one in five young Aussies.

The poll found that the Internet plays a critical role in the lives of 15 to 20-year-olds, with 64 per cent having a social network site such as MySpace or Facebook.
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But, according to the annual Youth Poll survey released by Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, 22 per cent had been harassed or bullied online.

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The national poll found rates of youth binge drinking, smoking and other drug use were declining compared with other years, reports News.com.au.

Body image was a major concern to 54 per cent of the youths surveyed, 46 per cent of whom knew someone who had committed suicide or tried to do so.

Source: ANI
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