Hi! I am doing an Independent Research project at school on the topic 'How cyber bullying affects the wellbeing of teenage girls'. I would much appreciate it if a psychologist could answer these few questions for me! :)
1. Do you believe cyber bullying is a prevalent issue amongst teenage girls in today’s society?
2. In what way do you think cyber bullying affects the wellbeing of teenage girls?
3. Do you believe that cyber bullying has the potential to permanently affect the victim’s socio-emotional wellbeing or mental health?
4. For what reasons do you believe teenage girls participate in this form of activity (cyber bullying)?
5. Do you believe it is necessary for a victim to seek adult or professional help after the have been cyber bullied?
Thank you so much!
Thank you for your posting at the Quirky Kid Huddle. We have discussed cyberbullying previously at the Quirky Kid resource pages and the following links will assist you further. The second page specially provides a slide show by senior researchers from the UTS Health Psychology Unit on cyberbullying.
Furthermore, here are some interesting facts for your assignment. They were taken from a Queensland government website (http://www.qld.gov.au/disability/children-young-people/bullying/facts.html). The most relevant part of these results is that they we taken from survey by over 20,000 Australian students aged 8-14
- more than a quarter—27%—of Year 4 to Year 9 students were bullied every few weeks or more during a term of school
- frequent bullying was most commonly reported by Year 5 and Year 8 students
- hurtful teasing was the most common type of bullying, followed by having hurtful lies told by another person
- girls were more likely to bully in covert ways, with students beginning this behaviour as early as Year 3.
Good luck with your assignment.
Quirky Kid Team.
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