The Effects Of Cyber Bullying On Substance Use And Mental Health
Goebert, D., Else, I., Matsu, C., Chung-Do, J., & Chang, J. (2011). The impact of cyber bullying on substance use and mental health in a multiethnic sample. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 15(8), 1282-1286.
Cyber bullying is a huge issue for high schools. Rarely do teens confide in their teachers or parents, but rather they keep it to themselves. If, however, they do decide to confide in someone, it is typically another teenager. As a result, parents seldom know what is going on with their teen. Parents also tend to spend a majority of their time worrying about their child by worrying about things like pornography and predators, rather than whether the child id being bullied. This can cause the teen to feel very alone in their struggle with bullies. Cyber bullying can lead to psychological issues and substance abuse. Students who were cyber bullied have a more than doubled chance of attempted suicide and may even revert to self harm, including cutting, burning and bruising. They did this because they felt that this was the only way to cope with…