This essay declares that many studies concentrate on the consequences of bullying and cyberbullying for victims. Generally, researchers note that the victims of bullying tend to suffer from anxiety and psychological distress. In extreme cases of bullying, victims can experience suicidal thoughts, resort to self-harm or suicide. The article by Bauman et al. finds out that 13.2% of all bullied students have suicidal thoughts and 6.2% have attempted to commit suicide at least once. According to Bauman et al., female students are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and report their suicidal plan than males.
This paper makes a conclusion that both bullying and cyberbullying are extremely dangerous for students' psychological and even physical well-being at school. Children can be very cruel to each other and it is not a secret that childhood traumas have numerous consequences for people in their adult years. Depression and suicide rates among bullying victims are really high and people should find a way to address them effectively. Male students tend to be bullied or become bullies more than females; however, the rates of suicide and depression among female students are higher. This research shows that there is a significant gap in consistent data about outcomes of cyberbullying because it is a relatively new phenomenon in teenage peer group. There is a need to find an effective intervention for addressing cyberbullying and preventing its cases that cause serious harm to its victims.