Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)
An update of cyber bullying origin and its evolving prevention strategies
Author(s): Amit Kumar Vishwakarma, Sandeep Kumar
Abstract: Over the past two decades, there was an upsurge and being mandatory of the use of internet based information communication technologies in human life. Its gradual development makes it easy to communicate; not only around the globe but also in space. The Internet plays a vital and mediating role as conductor of information among two or more people. Unfortunately, this rapid development and use of the Internet-based technologies has harmful impact on our personal lifestyle and our relationships such as family, society and workplace groups’ relation, that leads to various kinds of detrimental psychological problems such as Internet addiction, social isolation, cyber anxiety, cyber racism, cyberbullying, cyberporn, cyber suicide etc. The main objective of this paper is to provide updates on cyberbullying; its historical origin and evolving prevention strategies. Some emerging variables that show a wide area of research in perspective of bullying are also explored. The empirical research findings reveal that the cyberbullying creates many dangerous physical and mental symptoms mainly for young users. There are very few researchers in this field that discuss strategies for the prevention of cyberbullying. Therefore, there is an enormous need for researchers on prevention of cyber victims. There are some correlate variables such as emotional regulation, motivational and mental deterioration, social contractions, suicide tendencies etc. that crucial for next upcoming researchers in cyberbullying psychology.