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The PICO(T/S) criteria were used to formulate the search criteria for the following research question:
For adolescents, how do educational programs compare to individual therapies to reduce the negative mental health effects of cyberbullying in secondary schools?
The databases searched include EbscoHost (APA PsycInfo, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Ultimate, APA PsycArticles, SocINDEX with Full Text, APA PsycBooks), PubMed, Elsevier (Science Direct), Sage Psychology, and ProQuest Psychology. Other options for this topic could include Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC), Taylor & Francis, or Informit (Health). Google Scholar could also be applied to facilitate citation searching.
Date and language limiters were not used in the examples. However, Title, Abstract, and Subject search filters were applied to search terms where available. Where they are not available, an Any Field option is used in their place. Some databases such as Science Direct do not allow for a flexible application of search fields and limiters and the search strategy has been adjusted accordingly.
Sets of key terms used in the examples include:
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