The new ‘mirror’ on the wall: Social media engagement, boon or bane?

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

As social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

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For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression – reveals study

Although research has examined the relationship between online bullying and depression, the University of Buffalo study is one of few to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality. The study surveyed more than 800 adolescents for sleep quality, cyber aggression and depression. The research will be presented by Misol Kwon, first author and […]

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Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems in teens

New research is suggesting that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly bullied. In recent years, cyber bullying has become a widespread problem. Cyber bullying is any bullying performed via cell phones, social media, or the Internet in general. Such devices allow bullies to continue their harassment anonymously […]

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Pune Police fights for Cyber security

Pune police fights for cyber security

Cyber-bullying is a real problem in today’s day and age. Understanding the problem, a special panel discussion was organised on Saturday as Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar. Dr Bhooshan Shukla, child psychologist, speaking during the discussion, said like all addictions, a kid getting restless […]

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Mumbai doc to help answer mental health queries on ‘Sarahah’

An honesty app titled, ‘Sarahah’ has been doing the rounds on social media for various reasons. A Mumbai psychiatrist named Milan Balakrishnan has now gets signed on to this popular social media app to answer anonymous questions regarding mental health. Anonymity can act as a boon in disguise, if used rightly. This is somewhat the […]

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