Cyberbullying And Self Esteem And The Impact On Adolescent Mental Health

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The attention paid to individuals during their adolescent years are imperative. Especially as one in every five youth between the age of 14-24 suffer from some sort of mental health condition according to the national institute of mental health. Over the last 40 years, there has been a rise in teenage depression. The current study explores the link between cyberbullying and self-esteem and the impact it has on Adolescent Mental Health. There is a plan to utilize a nominal scale with student between the ages 14-18 questionnaire and interview took place.

Examining The Impact Cyberbullying Has On Adolescent Mental Health

The transition between childhood and adulthood is already difficult, but during that time the pressure to be in a good place in social settings is evermore present. Peer pressure can be defined as the pressure to think or behave along certain peer prescribed guidelines (Clasen, 1985). An additional factor in peer pressure that has become more evident over the years is cyber bullying. Not only the pressure of receiving bullying over the web, but the pressure to bully in order to fit in. This study explores the connection between cyberbullying and the impact it has on Adolescent Mental Health.
As two of the three aspects of health, mental and social health, are significant in the development of the adolescent mind. The relationship between cyberbullying and self esteem is what this study is looking to relate. Self esteem is the subjective…

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