Many depressed teenagers find that their minds continually return to the same unpleasant thoughts. Experiencing stressful events serves as triggers of the above risk factors, which then leads to an increased probability of becoming depressed. When teenagers experience negative events that happened in their life, they will not easily forget instead they will always think of it because it leaves a mark. If a teenager cannot remove it from their mind, they will tend to use some illegal drugs for them to forget it and may be worst they will commit suicide. Loss in interest in activities that were once enjoyed is also one of the symptoms.
Cyberbully can cause mental health problems and/or young people may experience bullying because of their mental health issues (Chisholm, 2014). As a victim have been cyberbullied repeatedly, they are most likely to experience a mental disturbance. This happened because they feel too stressful due to the pressure from the anonymity perpetrators that continuously harass them. The crucial part is when the victims unable to control their pressure until they do something that harm themselves such as committing suicide which are not supposed to happen. Cyberbullying is not thought to be part of normal development and exposure to cyberbullying is known to be harmful and can increase the risk of suicidal ideation (Donegan, 2012).
It is intentional and repeated. Cyberbullies share, post, and send negative content to others that is meant to destroy a person’s reputation. Cyberbullying happens through text messaging, social media, pictures, and videos. According to TeenSafe, nearly one in five kids are being or have been cyberbullied (TeenSafe). Cyberbullying is a major problem that can only be solved by educating the world’s population.
These disorders may be depression, anxiety, eating disorders and low self esteem. This is because some teens use these sites as way to bully other teens. They think they will not get caught. Cyberbulling has become one of the main reasons why teens become depressed and even commit suicide. Teens also may become depressed because they might see pictures of models or actors that are very attractive and they want to be like them so they become depressed and try to compare themselves to these models.
Depression is a state of mental disturbance, usually with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. It increases the risk of a teenager committing suicide. Depression is usually the last stage that the teenager experiences in result to a tragic event, for example, bullying that causes them to want to kill themselves. Another effect cyberbullying can cause are anxiety disorders. It isn’t uncommon for victims of bullying to worry or be constantly expecting something bad is to happen.
It is a more dangerous and serious way to deal with depression, and it sometimes directly links with suicide thoughts. This way is wistfully common, but unlike drinking, self-harming is viewed as something unacceptable. The last and one of the most frequent ways of confronting depression is by isolating yourself. My best friend nowadays also used to suffer depression and her way of wrestling it was to confine herself from her friends. She had feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness because of her grade deficiency.
According to the Kamaron Institute, “Cyber bullying often takes the form of cyber gossip, where damaging context is based on whim; not facts, and is posted on social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook” (Ross 1). Bullying takes a heavy toll on the victims no matter how they are bullied. Cyber-gossip is one of the most frequent forms of bullying because it takes place over a screen. According to a study by the National Institute of Health, “Subjects of rumors were bullied frequently by 17 percent and overall bullied ever by 59.9 percent” (Nansel et al. 1).
Depression caused by cyber-bullying on social media came in as the second highest psychological effect in 2016 (bullyingstatistics.org). Statistics show that persons who were bullied or are being bullied struggle with depression in their life. Depression caused by cyberbullying on social media may also lead to low self-esteem (Sherri Gordon 2015). Most if not all victims of cyberbullying on social media have low self-esteem. Once one’s self esteem is broken it’s hard to rebuild and usually one’s self-esteem is usually the first to take a hit after cyberbullying.
The person who picks on other people, bullies, tends to harm those people who seems weaker than them to make themselves feel stronger. Which we believe is an act of cowardice, like how a person brings other people down usually when there is a power imbalance. The victims of bullying usually get affected not only physically but also psychologically. They are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, they often have low-self esteem, feel loneliness more and have suicidal
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