Cyberbullying, help-seeking and mental health in young Australians: implications for public health

  title={Cyberbullying, help-seeking and mental health in young Australians: implications for public health},
  author={Barbara A Spears and Carmel Taddeo and Anthony L. Daly and Alexander Stretton and Larisa T. Karklins},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
ObjectivesTo examine the relationship between young Australians’ cyberbullying experiences, their help-seeking practices and associated mental well-being and social connectedness, with a view to informing national health and well-being agendas.MethodsAn online survey was administered to young people aged 12–18 years (n = 2,338), recruited across Australia in year 2 of a larger 4-year study.ResultsYouth with no experience of cyberbullying had better well-being profiles and mental health overall… 
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