How does cyberbullying affect the values of university youth?: Its’ analysis in terms of education and mental health

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Burcin Isik
Nurgul Ozdemir

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Cyberbullying is a systematic abuse of power which occurs through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Research on cyberbullying shows that cyberbullying and victimisation have very serious negative effects on the value judgements, social, academic and emotional lives of young people. Persons exposed to cyberbullying include intense sadness and depression, feelings of fear and shame, tense experience, high or very low alertness, low interest in ICTs tools, problematic behaviours, decrease in school success, use of harmful substances or inconvenience, crime, substance abuse, frustration, anger, anxiety, loss of motivation, academic failure, school absenteeism and problems that can lead to suicide. The studies on cyberbullying will encourage young people to recognise this concept and use the technology in the right direction to cope with cyberbullying situations.


Keywords: Cyberbullying, university youth, education, mental health, technology

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Isik, B., & Ozdemir, N. (2019). How does cyberbullying affect the values of university youth?: Its’ analysis in terms of education and mental health. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 405-412. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v6i1.4193
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