"Teenagers can be the victim of face-to-face bullying in school, electronic bullying outside of the classroom and dating violence," said Andrew Adesman, senior investigator from North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

"Students need to feel safe both in and outside of school. More needs to be done to reduce bullying and the huge toll it takes on youth," noted Tammy Pham, principal investigator of the study.Another study found that teenagers, who were victimised in more than one way were especially likely to carry a weapon to school or skip school altogether.

Boys were overall more likely to carry a weapon to school than girls regardless of victim status.Girls who were the victims of bullying were more than three times as likely to carry a weapon as girls who were not victimised.

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