By: Erika Madlambayan
The relationship between bullying and depression is not limited to face-to-face bullying. Victims of cyber bullying were more likely to suffer from low self esteem and suicidal thoughts.
A study by the US National Institutes of Health, found that victims of cyber bullying showed more signs of depression than other bullying victims. This may be because cyber bullying can be more relentless and more frightening or discouraging, especially if the bully is anonymous.
Enough With The Taunting
Being aware and not speaking up is like encouraging the act. So just because you know how bad it is, doesn't mean that your another person stopping it, you might be the one person who knows and that's why it's still going on.
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE. JUST SPEAK UP AND TAKE A STAND
Harper, Charley, Edie Harper, and Brett Harper. Digital image. Deviantart. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://thewillowwitch.deviantart.com/art/Anti-Bullying-poster-149614673>.
Webb, Kristina. Stop Bullying. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <https://www.pinterest.com/pin/304133781057102482/>.
Cyber Bullying. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <https://www.pinterest.com/pin/563301865863874372/>.
Please Stop Bullying. Digital image. Devianart. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://twidle.deviantart.com/art/Anti-Bullying-Icon-contest-on-FA-367237570>.
Norström, Emma. Bullies, Bullied and Stand by. Digital image. N.p., 2011. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.behance.net/gallery/Art-with-words/4385079>.
Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in the Past Year among Adults, by Age Group: 2008 and 2009. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.samhsa.gov/samhsanewsletter/Volume_19_Number_1/SuicidalThoughts.aspx>.
Middle School Bullying. Digital image. University of Virginia. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014. <http://curry.virginia.edu/research/projects/bullying/middle-school-bullying>.Cyberbullying Infographics. Digital image. Cobb Middle School Tallahassee, Florida. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014. <http://www.cobb.leon.k12.fl.us/cyber/default.aspx>.