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Cyberbullying Among Teens

More and more teenage suicides are being traced back to cyber-bullying - attacks and smear campaigns on social networks, often by anonymous perpetrators. In Britain this August, cyberbullying claimed yet another victim: 14-year-old Hannah Smith hanged herself after her tormenters reviled her online and urged her to kill herself.

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Previously, five other teenage suicides in Britain, Ireland and the United States had been linked to cyberbullying over the relatively uncontrolled network, which now claims around 60 million members worldwide. We offer tips for dealing with online bullying. An information campaign in Britain aims to equip young people with resources to help keep them from becoming victims of cyberbullying.