Long Term Effects Of Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is characterized as the demonstration of purposefully harassing, tormenting, threatening, mortifying, humiliating, or generally stalking somebody by utilizing the web, for example, online networking, email, texting, or through instant messages or pictures through cell phones. About 20–40% of all youths have been cyberbullied at least once in their lives (Tokunaga, 2010, p.277). Despite the fact that there is no physical violence involved in cyberbullying, research shown that verbal and psychological bullying may have more serious and harmful long lasting effect. (Butler, Campbell, Spears, Slee, Butler, & Kift, 2012, p.390). Cyberbullying is an extremely serious problem; a problem in which has led to many suicide. Cyberbullying …show more content…
Youth that are bullied are more likely to experience psychological outcomes. Report issues, range from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorder or PTSD. Victims of cyberbully also suffered from “a host of social problems including detachment, externalized hostility, and delinquency” (Tokunaga, 2010, p.281). Victims also “feel more socially ineffective and have greater interpersonal difficulties, together with higher absenteeism from school and lower academic competence” (Butler et al., 2012, p.389). Stress and anxiety brought by tormenting and harassment can make it more difficult for children to learn. It can cause difficulty in their ability to focus and concentrate in school. Victims are more likely to drop out of school. The possibility of assault and harassment can lead a child to join a gang for protection. Some turn to destructive behaviors and experience with drugs and alcohol to combat their pain. For many cyber bullying victims their regular day to day existences is a constant source of distress and worry. They are living in fear with lifelong negative effects while their bullies walk free. Measures should be taken to ensure that no human being should have to suffer psychological abuse. Bully should have to take the consequences he or she may

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