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"The large magnitude of the effects of close relationships on the likelihood of cyberbullying, even after controlling for many other factors, was particularly surprising." The study found that the likelihood of cyberbullying -- which the study authors also refer to as cyber aggression, defined as electronic or online behavior intended to harm another person psychologically or damage his or her reputation -- was approximately seven times greater between current or former friends and dating partners than between young people who had neither been friends nor had dated.

"We believe that competition for status and esteem represents one reason behind peer cyberbullying," Felmlee said.

Overall, incidents of cyber aggression ranged from threats and the posting of embarrassing photos and nasty rumors to criminal activities such as identity theft and physical relationship violence that the attacker posted about online.

"Our study calls attention to the role of cyber aggression within close relationships, and we hope that bullying prevention programs will incorporate these findings into their curricula, particularly through the development of interventions to help heal or resolve toxic, abusive relationships among teens," Felmlee said.

"Friends, or former friends, are particularly likely to find themselves in situations in which they are vying for the same school, club, and/or sport positions and social connections.

In terms of dating partners, young people often have resentful and hurt feelings as a result of a breakup, and they may take out these feelings on a former partner via cyber aggression.

The researchers also found that certain types of students were much more likely than others to be victimized.

For example, girls were twice as likely as boys to fall victim to cyber aggression.

"We hope parents turn a watchful eye to their teenager's closest associates, and pay attention to his or her online activities for signs of abuse." American Sociological Association.

"Youth cyberbullying most common among current or former friends and dating partners." Science Daily. Researchers put to test the hypothesis that adolescents become less similar to their friends and more similar to romantic partners after they start a new romantic relationship. When we typically think of kids who are the victims of school bullying, what comes to mind are isolated youth who do not fit in.

I'd just recounted a lovely, snow-filled weekend I'd spent upstate with a man I'd been hanging out with for three months. I quickly conducted an invisible assessment of the relationship in my head. But the person I was seeing didn't fit in any one of those boxes.