Unformatted text preview: including many commonalities with aggressor-only youth, and signiFcant psychosocial challenge. The data indicated that aggressor youth frequently targeted people they knew in conventional environments. Youth who reported they had harassed or embarrassed someone online were asked to report whether they knew the target in person; 84% (N=16) said they did. In contrast, few youth who reported being a target of Internet aggression reported knowing the harasser in person (31%, N=30)” (Ybarra & Mitchell, 2004). Although the subjects of this study were specifically minors, its results stand alone in their implications. ±rom these numbers, we can conclude that cyber-bullying is not typically a random event among strangers—in most cases, at least the cyberbullies know who they are targeting....
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