Online Bullying And Cyberbullying

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It is statistically confirmed that participants who engaged in cyberbullying regardless of their roles in the altercation have lower self-esteem than those who are not involved in some type of bullying. Moreover, the relationship between virtual bullying and the victim’s self-esteem is stronger than online bully’s self-esteem in accordance to the standardized regression coefficients.
Aside from differing level self-esteem caused by cyberbullying, it also adversely affects the academic performance of the victim. As consequence to the act of cyberspace altercation, “both victims and the perpetrators miss learning opportunities, diminishing the quality of their education and therefore their academic performance” (Van 277). There are two primary
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According to research studies, the likelihood of poor conduct and grades in school are very common with cyberbully students because they usually engage in frequent fights, disobey school regulations, and perceive education in a negative way. Online witnesses or bystanders are also impacted because it’s possible for them to feel guilty for not helping the person preyed upon or they may feel fearful of their safety by becoming the next target. In some rare occasion, this might encourage or drawn the bystanders into bullying others. When the cyberbullying happens in school, and the teachers or school staff failed to resolve the incident then the student victims will become apprehensive and lose respect in the school’s credibility to provide a safe, learning environment for its youth. Moreover, as computers and technological skills become more vital in modern academics and professional training, victims of online bullying face a huge number of disadvantages caused by fear and avoidance of online networking. Prosperity in the field of education will only be achieve if the child’s physical and emotional well-being is filled with optimistic peer relationship (Espelage

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