Research: Being Bullied On Facebook May Increase Risk of Depression

Being bullied on Facebook might increase the chance of depression. “Of 264 study participants surveyed in 2013 and 2014, more than 8 in 10 reported at least one negative Facebook experience, such as bullying, meanness, misunderstandings or unwanted contacts. And 63 percent said they’d had four or more negative experiences since they’d started using the online service. Moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms were reported by about one-quarter of the respondents. The risk of depressive symptoms was 3.2 times higher among those who had any negative Facebook experiences compared with those who had not, the study found.”

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