Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Effects of Cyberbullying

Without any doubt Cyberbullying has a negative impact on its victims. The reality is that internet harassment is meant to psychologically provoke its victims to being harmful in nature. Studies have shown that victims feel a wide range of negative emotions because of being cyberbullied. These contain anger sadness feeling hurt embarrassed afraid. For sure it is obvious that those who experience cyberbullying also experience a range of negative behaviors. These include poor concentration low school achievement absenteeism from school Another problem of these negative emotions and behaviors is that the victim is more likely to resolve this strain through some sort of antisocial behavior. Cyberbullying is too new a phenomenon to tell what it's long term effects on an individual will be.
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3 comments:

pcpandora said...

The right to freedom of speech we have been given by the Constitution is supposed to be based on the right to talk freely about government and petition it without fear of being silenced or punished. The freedom was not meant to include the public insults and harassment that are done with the purpose of destroying someone's life. Unfortunately, right now, Cyberbullying is a big loophole; it needs to be classified as slander and libel.

The problem is that the Internet is a safe haven for bullies because of the anonymity. There is not a more cowardly way to bully someone then from behind a curtain. But parents are the key. Parents need to get involved in helping solve the cyberbullying problem. If parents cared enough about their child being the bully or passing along the material as much as they care when their child is a victim, it would be a huge step forward. But then, of course, how do you know if your child is involved in cyberbullying? You need to monitor their Internet activity. Monitoring software like our PC Pandora records everything that happens on the PC. If your child is a victim, you will know; if they are a bully, you will know. Whatever the case may be with your child (victim or bully), you need to intervene. Check us out at http://www.pcpandora.com to see how you can be a part of the solution instead of a passive part of the problem.

Lisa Bayless said...

Cyberbullying is just at worse as physical bullying and just as damaging. I am a mother of a son who was cyberbullied and the whole ordeal was painful. Parents can play a vital role in protecting teens from cyberbullying. I recommend parents visit http://onlineceucredit.com/edu/social-work-ceus-ib to learn more about ways to stop cyberbullying.

Anonymous said...

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