Master of Social Work (MSW)
Bullying has been a social issue for decades, however, increased media attention
to recent cases ofteen homicide-suicides have made it a current hot topic. This study
examines bullying, more specifically, cyberbullying among American high school students and its prevalence on depression and suicide. The popularity of the internet and
other Social media outlets puts our teens at risk as cyberbullying increases, so does
depression and Suicide among today’s youth. By forming partnerships with schools and
communities to develop comprehensive intervention and prevention programs, social
Work practitioners can educate parents, school administrators, and the general public
about cyberbullying to increase responsiveness and reduce bystander bullying (Young,
2012). A reduction in the occurrence of cyberbullying may prevent depression and
Suicide among teen students. Through information presented in this study there is a
possibility that lives could be saved.
Johnson, Sanda, "Sticks in stones bullying in a digital world examing the impact of cyberbullying among American high school student" (2017). Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Conceptual Papers. 14.