Step into a class of 30 high school students and look around. Five of them have been victims of electronic bullying, commonly known as "cyberbullying," in the past year, according to a study presented at the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting. What's more, 10 of those students spend three or more hours on an average school day playing video games or using a computer for something other than school work.
Pediatrician Andrew Adesman, MD, author of the study, comes on the Healthy Children Radio show to talk about how these new technologies can be misused, and what parents need to know to keep their children safe.
Segment 1: Cyberbullying Rampant Among High School Students