Adolescence represents the transition from childhood to adulthood and is a vulnerable period, as young people need to make choices regarding important aspects of their life, such as education, work, and relationships. Adolescents are often confronted with psychosocial challenges and risk factors, such as bullying and cyberbullying. Articulating the need for help can be difficult for adolescents, who may not perceive the necessity for help in spite of their worries. Help-seeking
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The technology is gradually having an important impact on adolescents, as online communication becomes a significant part of their social life (1). At the same time, bullying, that is aggressive repetitive behaviors against a defenseless victim (2), has found a new medium, online environments. Cyberbullying is defined as “an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and overtime against a victim who cannot easily
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results revealed that the percentages of students who were victims and perpetrators of traditional bullying were 22.6% and 15.7%, respectively (6). Unfortunately, it seems that bullying is not an uncommon phenomenon.
In recent years, we have been faced with another type of bullying, which occurs through electronic devices. This kind of bullying is known as cyberbullying. Patchin and Hinduja (7) introduced cyberbullying as intentional and repeated damage, which occurs through the medium of electronic
Mohammad Saeed Azami,
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