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Gay & Lesbian youth likely victims of cyberbullying

A study by Iowa State University researchers Warren Blumenfeld and Robyn Cooper found about half of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied youths are regular victims of cyberbullying, which causes psychological and emotional distress to victims — producing thoughts of suicide in some who are repeatedly victimized.”

“Allied youth” refers to young people who are openly supportive of LGBT youth.


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