Tatsat Chronicle Magazine

The Effects of Cyberbullying on Society and Security

September 25, 2021

Cyberbullying is a severe problem that affects not only the young victims, but also their families, the bully, and anyone who witness cyberbullying

Bullying can have both physical and psychological consequences for a youngster. Anxiety, dread, despair, low self-esteem, behavioural problems, and scholastic difficulties are just a few of the difficulties that children may face if they are targeted. Cyberbullying, on the other hand, can be very harmful. This could be due to a number of factors. Cyberbullying, for example, can occur at any time, day or night, and can be conducted by anonymous sources, unlike traditional bullying, which is frequently limited to school and recognised bullies. This makes it more ruthless and, in some cases, brutal.

Cyberbullying victims will likely never look at the internet the same way again, as their digital identities may be harmed as a result of aggressive online attacks. If a victim is subjected to cyberbullying, his or her online persona is likely to change drastically. However, the most obvious and disturbing result of cyberbullying is its impact on the victim’s mental health. Victims of cyberbullying sometimes struggle with negative thoughts, insecurity, and even despair after being subjected to a constant bombardment of insults and abuse.

The digital impact is felt not only in the mental realm, but also in the physical realm. Cyberbullying can drive kids to change schools and families to relocate, in addition to altering someone’s digital identity and mental health. Understanding the challenges that arise from it, let alone having effective ways to deal with it, can be difficult for parents, schools, and even law enforcement. Accurate prevention is possible, but there do not appear to be enough tools, methods, or measures in place to do so at this time.

As a result, we must all take action and look into the appropriate research and technologies to combat it. Then, and only then, will the digital and physical worlds be free of the negative consequences of these nefarious online bullies.