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Virtual Violence

Protecting Children from Cyberbullying

Children and young people have long been highlighting how cyberbullying is one of the main challenges they have to face within the digital world. This report explores in detail some of the risks and behaviours displayed by young people online, and provides an insight into the fears and dangers experienced by young people when using the internet and their mobile phones. Interestingly, it examines the nature and effects of persistent cyberbullying, and highlights the issue as a peer-to-peer problem amongst young people.