Teen Depression Connected With Social Media Cyber Bullying

Silence kills them, making it difficult for parents to identify
According to research Cyber Bullying on Social media is linked to depression in teenage. Young people being victimized online receive an increased level of scrutiny after a series of high-profile suicides of teenagers who are bullied on various social networks. Twitter, likely announced the plans to filter out the abuse tweets and penalize the bullying users.
A depressing Effect and Safe Social media
The university of Alberta has come up with records that social media is hugely common among teenagers, which double the risk of bullying with adverse effect than child abuse. Facebook was the most common with almost 89 percent and 97.5 percent teens using the accounts. 23 percent of teens being targeted and about 15 percent reported bullying someone online themselves.
Offline bullying showing kids at high risk of mental health problems with 5.4 percent of teens were bullied victims and prevalence of 11.2 percent. Despite the cyber bullying suicide cases linked, some connections fall across cyber bullying and anxiety. June 22 in Journal JAMA Pediatrics speaks about cyber bullying and depression going hand in hand with ten studies examined between social media victimization and depression.
Alarmingly, teens suffer in silence. Kids hesitate to tell anyone with a common fear of parents failing to understand the cause- losing Internet access. Importantly, parents need to respond carefully if their kids are victimized of such phenomenon and thus teach them safer Internet use rather than cutting off permission to web access.
This happening needs to be addressed by parents in a mature way since the Internet and Social media is an important part of their kids’ lives.
Did you know media guidelines and recommendations were created by experts when covering the topic of bullying?
In less than 20 seconds, bullying on Yahoo and Google will bring 1.5 billion hits. It is evident that this has become a trending topic in the media and the general public, confronting conversations sometimes not supported by the researchers. This is dangerous as the stories they insulate that bullying causes suicide actually creates a belief that suicide is normal leading to contagion deaths. Appropriate information helps clear these myths and get the reality to the public in a timely fashion.
Being adults you can also assist young people in identifying strategies to use as bystanders who are victims of these behaviors. Often we think about the roles of bystanders, we picture face-to-face bullying working with teenagers exploring skills for addressing such situations.
So, how should law enforcement respond to this?
When should they leave it to parents and schools to resolve?
Taking up education training programs and host community presentation to educate public
Such proactive steps could eradicate these issues.
I just want other people to know that they aren’t alone and they aren’t crazy and it gets better with time.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a problem that’s only temporary.

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