Determine the factors to influence the adolescents for suicidal ideation
Kumar, V. & Batra, B.S.
Cyber bullying is one of the offences with ugly shapes which have different models, consequences and probable targets. Cyber bullying is an activity of intentionally harassing, frightening, intimidating or harming others by sending or posting online threatening or humiliating texts, pictures, videos or other content, without permission of the victim. Due to the specific features of cyber bulling like anonymity, disinhibition, invisibility, the immutability of the digital content and easily available Internet has made it a topic of concern for the parents and policymakers. As the technology is speeding fast, the cyber bullying is also growing popular among adolescents. Teenagers who experience cyber bullying the most, either as offender or victim are reported to have more suicidal thoughts in comparison to those who did not face such aggressions. It is an established fact that cyber bullying victimization is a risk factor of suicidal behaviour among adolescents. Many new incidents of suicide due to cyber bullying are being reported all over the world. The current study examines the extent to which the cyber bullying influence adolescents for suicidal ideation. Five points likert scale is used to collect the data, which is further analyzed with help of SPSS package. The results conclude and recommend to the parent, teachers and social welfare organizations to keep a vigilant eye on cyber bullying and to arrange the anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs for adolescents.