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Less risky behavior by teens — except cyberbullying

Smoking? Down. Drinking? Down. Bullying at school? Down.

Across area communities, high schoolers are engaging in risky behaviors in fewer and fewer numbers, according to the latest MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. But climbing rates of cyberbullying — coupled with slight upticks in stress and mental health issues — have worried some administrators and youth health advocates.

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