mitch Van Geel, Paul Veddar and Jenny Tanilon et al 2014, conducted a research to understand the relationship between “peer victimization, cyber bullying and suicidal tendencies in youth.” Victimization of peers included various aspects like continuous persecution, misuse of authority and power, and done with an intent to harm the victim. This type of victimization was found to be related to both suicidal thoughts as well as attempts to take one’s life.
Reinke Bannink, Suzanne Broeren and Petra M. van de Looji et al 2014, carried out a research to find out if there were and gender differences or relations on the mental health of a person involved in cyber bullying. It was found that boys were not that affected by traditional and cyber harassment and bullying as much as girls were, which led to mental health problems. It was established that traditional forms of bullying led to more common and increased risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts as compared to cyber and technological forms of bullying which mostly led mental health issues in girls. The stress was more on treatment of psychiatric disorders that are a consequence of such kind of experiences.
Gianluca Gini and Dorothy L. Espelage et al 2014 did a study to recognize the relationship between risk of suicide from cyber bullying and victimization on peers. The technological aspects of cyber bullying were considered to calculate the impact on the individual’s cognition and consciousness. It was found that incessant and relentless actions of cyber bullying can have long term and damaging impacts on the individual.
Robin M. Kowalski and Susan P. Limber et al 2012, did a study to find out if there was any link between cyber as well a traditional bullying and its effects on the physical, mental and educational aspects of an individual’s overall personality. For this purpose the subjects were divided onto four subgroups based on various parameters to carry out the tests. It was later found that subjects who were victims of cyber bullying scored negatively on the above dimensions. It meant that the impact of bullying was scientifically proven to be detrimental for an individual’s mental, physical and emotional heath.
Sheri Bauman , Russell B. Toomey and , Jenny L. Walker et al 2012 did a study to determine the connection between suicidal ideation, depression, peer victimization and bullying in high school students. The results revealed that depression was a mediator between offenders and victims but its level and magnitude was varied in individuals of both genders. The findings of the research helps us understand that more emphasis is needed to be put on intervention programmes related to the above mention topics specially in case of middle and high school students.
Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin et al 2010, conducted a research to find out the correlation between suicidal thoughts and various forms of bullying; taking cyber bullying as a major factor. In this cyber bullying was considered as a non conventional form of aggression, from and towards peers. It was found that suicidal ideation was more prevalent in victims as well as bullies that have used cyber bullying as a medium as compare to those who haven’t experienced or enforced such form of aggression.