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Study sheds light on sextortion, fastest-growing form of teen cyberbullying

Study sheds light on sextortion, fastest-growing form of teen cyberbullying

  One out of 20 teens report they have been sexually extorted online, according to new research out of UW-Eau Claire. Sexual extortion, or “sextortion,” occurs when a victim who voluntarily shares sexual images finds themself threatened with the release of those materials unless they meet the blackmailer’s demands — […]

Teens are cyberbullying themselves as a form of digital self-harm

Teens are cyberbullying themselves as a form of digital self-harm

  NATIONWIDE — A new study is showing that a number of adolescents and teens are participating in a new form of self-harm. According to the recent study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, “digital self-harm” is the “anonymous online posting, sending or otherwise sharing of hurtful content about […]