Effect 2: Academically
There is evidence showing that children who are bullied are more likely than nonbullied peers to dislike school and receive poorer grades as well as lower standardized test scores. (Hoff 22). A significant negative association between bullying and academic achievement were measured by grades, student achievement scores, and teacher’s ratings of students’ achievement. (Dineen 3)
Those who are cyberbullied tend to have low self-esteem and isolate themselves. These combined can explain why students may drop out of extracurricular or they may not ask questions in class due to fear. (uknowkids.com).
Effect 3: Emotionally
Some of the most prevalent psychological effects of cyberbullying include high levels of anger, powerlessness, sadness, and fear. (Hoff 8).
There are consistent associations between exposure to cyberbullying and increased likelihood of depression. (Scientific American). “Cyberbullying and depression went hand-in-hand, the researchers report today.” (JAMA Pediatrics). Studies even go as far to state that bullying’s effects can be as bad or worse than child abuse. (Fox News).