An Analysis of Cyber-Bullying in a Multiethnic Sample Essays

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The advancements in modern technology poses a new challenge in today’s youth, affecting not just students but adults and teachers alike in combating what is popularly known as cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying emerged from the anonymity technology provides bullies, the victims’ would receive repeated taunts, flames, in the form of emails, text messages, messages lefts on the victims’ social networking sites up to exclusion from those media sites. Goebert, D., Else, I., Matsu, C., Chung-Do, J., and Chang, J.Y., (2011) looked into the effects of cyber bullying on the mental health of ethnic high school students. The independent variables (IVs) of grade, ethnicity, gender, and victims of cyber bullying showed a strong relationship to the use of…show more content…
However, this study is important in developing an understanding of the affects of cyber bullying has on the Asian and Pacific Islander population, as cyber bullying is a new and increasing concern for parents and school staff members. The results of the data show the occurrence of cyber bullying categorized by ethnicity and gender that has faced mental health issues. The data reported that there was a significant difference in Filipinos reporting more phone and web cyber control, while Samoans, Caucasians, and Filipinos, reported victimization of cyber bullying via the web than Native Hawaiians. The groups with high substance abuse of alcohol and marijuana than any other groups were Native Hawaiians, while Samoans had more negative feelings after cyber bullying compared to any other groups. In terms of gender, girls had the most significance than boys in terms of anxiety, and suicidal attempts with most of the occurrence happening through text messaging. The interaction of ethnicity and gender that showed the most significance was Filipino and Native Hawaiians females who were more likely to be manipulated through the web than their male counterpart, whereas Samoan and Caucasian males were more likely to be cyber controlled than their female counterpart.

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