Cyber Bullying Annotated Bibliography

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As the amount of technology in the world increases, so does the number of students who are cyber bullied. Cyber bullying is often anonymous and occurs over the internet. Because there is usually no way to prove a person as being the abuser, cyber bullying has become extremely hard to fight. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the psychological effects cyber bullying has on high school aged teenagers.

Annotated Bibliography

Goebert, D., Else, I., Matsu, C., Chung-Do, J., & Chang, J. (2011). The impact of cyber bullying on substance use and mental health in a multiethnic sample. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 15(8), 1282-1286.
Cyber bullying is a huge issue for high schools. Rarely do teens confide in their teachers or parents, but
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This is due to the constant advancement of technology and the extensive possession of such technologic devices by youths. What makes cyber bullying an exceptionally disastrous event in the students life is that the bully can remain anonymous, can contact the victim at any time, and the victimizer makes the victim feel like he or she has no control over the situation. The power that the perpetrator seems to hold makes the victim feel that he or she is unable to defend their self. This lack of control can cause student to avoid school, avoid school functions, and to abstain from normal social activities. Sometime the bullying is so intense, cruel and unrelenting, that the student will revert to suicide as a means of escaping the …show more content…
Questions about self injury, cutting, burning, and bruising on purpose, were also asked. Along with that, inquiries were made on the sociodemographics, gender, grade, race and ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Finally, students were asked about their grade average, they self reported grades as letter grades. It was found that over one third of students felt they were being bullied in any way. Over six percent of students being bullied were being cyber bullied only. Over sixteen percent were being bullied at school only. Ten percent of students were being bullied both at school and over the internet. In this study, cyber bullying was higher in females and school bullying was about the same for both genders. Among non- heterosexually identified student both types of bullying were more common than for students who were heterosexually identified. Ethnicity and race did not play a part in bullying. Both types of bullying had a large impact on the students who were victimized; from lower school performance, to feelings of depression, to suicidal feelings. These impacts were the most prevalent in students who experienced both school and cyber bullying, versus students who only experienced one or the other. Students with lower self reported grades tended to be bullied the

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