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Themba Southern Africa

-1 in 3 children aged 9 – 13 have been or are currently either being cyberbullied or are the cyberbully -All children will at one point in their schooling career witness an act of bullying -Bullying leads to low self-esteem -Bullying leads to 15% increase in absenteeism -Bullying leads to depression -Bullying is not the direct cause of suicide but has a direct link to depression and anxiety which is a cause of suicide -Cyberbullying adds a new dimension to the above – children can no longer escape the bully, they cannot go home and forget about the abuse because cyber follows them – they cannot switch off