Cyber Bullying Hurts as Much as Face-to-face Experiences, Israeli Researchers Find

Bullying in chat rooms and over social media can have the same physical and emotional effects as bullying in the schoolyard, researchers say.

Virtual rejection can have a tangible sting, researchers in the field of social dysfunction have learned, and the phenomenon of social ostracism in the online arena is among several topics being discussed at an international scientific conference in Israel this week.