Weight-based Cybervictimization: Implications for adolescent health

This study assessed the prevalence of electronic forms of weight-based peer victimization (i.e., cybervictimization) and its associations with adolescent health, as indicated by somatic symptoms, stress, depression, and sleep trouble. Thirty-three percent of adolescents reported at least one experience of weight-based cybervictimization, with elevated rates among those with overweight (45%) and obesity (60%).

Full citation: Lessard LM, Puhl RM. Weight-based cybervictimization: Implications for adolescent health [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jan 25]. Pediatr Obes. 2022;e12888. http://www.doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12888