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The causes and effects of cyberbullyingSarah C EdwardsNational American UniversityThe Cause and Effect of CyberBullying Cyberbullying is the use of mobile phones prompt messaginge-mail chat rooms or social networking sites like Facebook and Twitterto annoy impend or threaten someone Cyber bullying is a problem thathas been aggregating rapidly these past couple of years Willard 2007The following are some of the Causes and Effects of cyberbullying amongstudents Causes of cyberbullying Motivated by revenge There is a predisposition for some kids who are victims ofharassment to find a way to strike back They feel correct in theirmovements because they too have been stressed and anguished Bybullying others they feel a sense of relief and justification for whatthey experienced These kids will go after the bully directly or theywill aim someone whom they recognize to be weaker or more susceptiblethan them McQuade et al 2009Believe the victim deserves it Bullying often revolves around a persons social status at schoolSome kids will choose to cyberbully others based on the schoolsperceived social ladder By contrast a mean girl might cyberbullyanother who excels academically because she is jealous over being shownup in class Other times one girl might cyberbully another girl becauseshe believes she stole her boyfriend Willard 2007 Looking to alleviate boredom Kids who are bored and seeking entertainment will sometimesresort to cyber bullying to spice things up or to add some excitementand drama to their lives The Internet becomes their only source ofentertainment and an outlet for getting attention Litwiller Brausch2013Give in to peer-pressure Sometimes kids will cyberbully to fit in with a group of friendsor a clique As a result these kids succumb to peer-pressure to fitinto a group at school even if it means going against their betterjudgment They are more concerned with fitting in and being acceptedthan they are
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