Abstract: Research on Cyberbullying and its Repercussions on Youth

by catherinefournier on Mai 15, 2014 - 10:24am

 

Cyberbullying is growing in our society and many teenagers get affected by its devastating effects. I chose this subject because cyberbullying is very close to me since I am a young adult that uses the Internet everyday, and it could happen to me. Also, cyberbullying can have lasting repercussions on youth like mental health problem , extremely low self-esteem or in severe cases it can lead to suicide. For my research, I analyzed three different academic peer-reviewed articles from different academic disciplines : psychology, general health and mental health. The first article "Cyberbullying and Self-Esteem" from the Journal of School Health describes the psychological impacts of this type of bullying on the teenagers’ self-esteem and the possible solution. "Implications of Cyberspace Communication : A Role of Physicians" from the Southern Medical Journal demonstrates the importance of medical assistance for young adults regarding Internet use. Finally, the article "Cyber and Traditionnal Bullying Victimization as a Risk Factor for Mental Health Problems and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents" from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) compares cyberbullying and bullying while explaining how mental health problems in adolescence can have an impact of one’s mental health in adulthood. My research provided an analysis of the problem from different perspective in order to try and find the possible solutions to reduce cyberbullying and educate the teenagers of its danger for both the victim and the perpetrator.

 

Works Cited :

PATCHIN, J. W., & HINDUJA, S. (2010). Cyberbullying and Self-Esteem. Journal Of School Health, 80(12), 614-621. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2010.00548.x

Genuis, S. J., & Genuis, S. K. (2005). Implications of Cyberspace Communication: A Role for Physicians. Southern Medical Journal, 98(4), 451-455.

Bannink, R., Broeren, S., van de Looij – Jansen, P. M., de Waart, F. G., & Raat, H. (2014). Cyber and Traditional Bullying Victimization as a Risk Factor for Mental Health Problems and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents. Plos ONE, 9(4), 1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094026 

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