Is Cyber-Bullying An Extension Of School Bullying?

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Is Cyber-bullying an extension of school bullying?


In this study we try to explore the concept of “Cyber-Bullying” in a holistic context. The main focus of the research is on “Cyber-Bullying” and its relation with “School and work place”. The research also analyzes many aspects of “Cyber-Bullying” and tries to gauge its effect on “society and victims”. Finally the research describes various factors which are responsible for “Cyber-Bullying” and tries to describe the overall effect of “Cyber-Bullying” on “society and victim”.





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Aim of the research2

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Progressive destruction5

Stages of Bullying5

Consequences of Cyber Bullying6



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Cyber-Bullying in is often more subtle than the kind of Bullying kids do to each other in school, but Cyber-Bullying is fairly common among adults in the workplace. A 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute found that 35 percent of U.S. workers said they were victims of workplace Bullying (Namie, 2011). Cyber-Bullying behavior takes many forms and may often go unreported. Victims, companies and the bullies themselves may minimize the consequences, but they are real and sometimes devastating. Cyber-Bullying should look to model itself after domestic violence struggles years earlier, as it is only a matter of time before organizations, government, policy makers and the public become more aware of the consequences produced from workplace Cyber-Bullying.


This type of Cyber-Bullying can take various forms; Some consider teasing as being not harmful although teasing is a mental form of Cyber-Bullying and accompanied with continued criticism in an open forum, such as social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, email or text) can lead to exclusion, isolation, mental and emotional abuse that can eventually lead to physical abuse. When it comes to this type of Cyber-Bullying, issues that may originate online more often than not play out at school or other social gatherings. Given the gravity of cyber Cyber-Bullying, it has to be prevented with education with a focus on the “cause” and “effect” of cyber Cyber-Bullying as well as a collective effort of the teachers, parents, school children and the education authorities. Cyber Cyber-Bullying is among the most perplexing social issues that schools and families have to deal with.

Background of the study

The  Bullying Institute defines Cyber-Bullying as "repeated, health harming abusive conduct committed by bosses and co-workers" or as "repeated mistreatment: sabotage by others that prevent(s) work from getting done, verbal abuse, threatening conduct, intimidation, & humiliation through online medium such as website, emails and social networks" (Duffy & Sperry, 2012). Bullies usually target their own gender. In 2010, WBI reported 62 percent of workplace bullies were male, 32 percent female. Researchers at the University of Manitoba concluded in 2008 that workplace Cyber-Bullying takes an even more severe psychological toll on employees than sexual harassment. Effects on the victim may include loss of self-confidence, anxiety about work, tension at home with the family, sleeplessness, stomach pains, headaches, decreased morale and lower productivity (Koonin & Green, 2005). In extreme cases it can lead to severe depression and thoughts of ...
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