By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
Published: 15:00 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 08:38 BST, 3 September 2020
Teenagers who see their mum and dad as loving caregivers are less likely to be cyberbullies than children with a dysfunctional family dynamic.
A survey quizzed more than 12,000 US youngsters aged 11 to 15 about their familial relationships and experiences with bullying.
It revealed that youths who have parents who are 'almost always' loving are six times less likely to engage in high levels of online abuse than those who say their parents are 'almost never' loving towards them.
A vast survey of more than 12,000 US children aged 11 to 15 asked about family relationships and experiences with bullying. The observational study cannot prove unloving families causes children to become bullies, but does establish a connection between the two (stock)
The observational study cannot prove unloving families cause children to become bullies, but does establish a connection between the two.
In the experiment, run by New York University, cyberbullying was defined as any behaviour including harassment, insults, threats or spreading rumours online.
In the UK, 43 per cent of teens report having experience with cyberbullying, while in the US it is more than half.
The study results are published as many young people are quarantining with only social media and online tools for company.
NYU study revealed youths with parents who are 'almost always' loving are six times less likely to be cyberbullies than those who say their parents are 'almost never' loving towards them (stock)
Children with unsupportive parents are more likely to bully others and are more likely to have experienced bullying, finds recent research from Nazarbayev University.
The Kazakhstani research team explored the