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PREVNet Researcher Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt - University of Ottawa Gazette

Teens are “wired” to belong — social media and bullying

"Not that long ago, the main social activity in a teen’s life comprised of face-to-face communication (yes I can appreciate how old I sound in writing this). For today’s teen, the primary mode of communication is texting—in fact, close to 20% of teens exchange more than 6000 texts per month. Almost all teens (95%) are on-line (the other 5% are probably grounded) using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook."

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