Cyberbullying and social media issue

Cyberbullying and mental health issues

Cyberbullying is what could cause more damage in one’s life. We don’t have much control on what others say about us in real life, then how can we control what others write or post on us on social media? Because most teens and young adults have smartphone access anytime one can experience bullying by virtual means.

When someone repeatedly picks on, harasses, intimidates, humiliates at any time of the day or night one will feel like defending oneself. Sometimes the cyberbullying is anonymous, and one cannot do anything, feeling helpless. Kids or adults who go through cyberbullying will avoid talking to family and friends, will be withdrawn at school and home. These individuals will not be able to concentrate, have no sleep, feel angry, depressed, might start using drugs, say meaningless things, false smile and often talk about suicide. These are mental health issues that come up due to cyberbullying.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 12, 2022

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