The Negative Effects Of Cyberbullying

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Michael J. Fox once said, “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” People will disrespect another person if the victim lets them tyrannize him or her. However, the bullied victim has the power to stop the harassment. The victim would have low self-esteem and would feel bad about themselves from the amount of harsh comments he or she receives online. When it comes to cyberbullying, the victim would get harassed online from a classmate at school or elsewhere on social media. For instance, a person can get bullied on Facebook by a user saying cruel and disrespectful comments from another person’s post. As a result, the person will become depressed and insecure. On…show more content…
As a result, bullied victims start to isolate themselves from their peers. The reason why victims start to become antisocial is because they feel like other people would not understand the pain they are going through when reading the comments. In 2000, researchers provided participants to explain why cyberbullying is harmful towards them. Michele Hamm, a researcher in pediatrics at the University of Alberta, explains, “There were consistent associations between exposure to cyberbullying and increased likelihood of depression.” (Stephanie Pappas Cyberbullying on Social Media Linked to Teen Depression 2) Researchers like Michele Hamm studied the effects of the mental state of a person when they are being bullied on social networking…show more content…
According to the “Cyberbullying and Its Impact on Young People's Emotional Health and Well-Being” article, it states, “Studies demonstrate that most young people who are cyberbullied already. . . engaged in antisocial behaviors, conduct disorders, and alcohol and drug use.” In addition to this, online harassment leads to eating disorders. For example, the cyberbullied victims cannot control the harassment, but they can control their appearance. The reason for this is because they develop eating disorders by becoming bulimic; which is eating large quantities of food fast and vomiting, and anorexia; which is not eating enough food to support the organs of the body. In the article, “The Psychological Effects of Cyber Bullying”, it talks about how bullying lowers a person’s self-esteem as people they know from school persecute them by posting embarrassing or hateful comments, images, and videos online. Cyberbullying affects a person’s mind by having them drink alcohol and do drugs. Plus, cyberbullying also lowers one’s
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