Cyberbullying Does Not Have A Good Effect On Self Esteem

871 Words Jun 25th, 2016 4 Pages
With social media and the internet being as accessible as it is today, cyberbullying has become one of the more “popular” ways to bully someone. Cyberbullying is using the internet or electronics to send a threatening or intimidating message to another person to incite fear or anger. This has become a problem in today’s society, because it is having a negative impact on our young people. Cyberbullying causes low self-esteem, psychological, and physical stress to the young people who fall victim to it. There are several emotional effects that cyberbullying may have on someone’s life, such as low self-esteem. Self-esteem is the opinion that we have of our own self worth, or our confidence in our abilities. High self-esteem is a good thing to have because a person believes in themselves, wants what is best for them in every aspect of their life, and will have the ambition to chase after their goals. Cyberbullying does not have a good effect on self-esteem. “A good amount of research in the past has linked low self-esteem to poorer academic achievement, absenteeism, health problems, criminal behavior, and a number of other consequences.” (Cyberbullying Research Center, 2010). When a person is consistently being bullied, made fun of, or told they are not good enough, it in turn lowers their self-esteem causing other detrimental problems in their lives. The reason that low self-esteem can have the consequences is because self-esteem is a person’s drive to want to do and be…
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