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This report will critically evaluate the integration of mental health theory and researching to practice, this will be done by discussing the implications of research and evidence into cyberbulling on social media. This will be done by looking in to the Biological, Psychological and Social model. It will also evaluate the implications of current legislations for practitioners working in mental health services. This will weave in reference to the Equality Act, Department of Health, Education Act and Children’s Act.
The cause of cyberbullying is down to the person experiencing it; it can lead to a variety of mental health issues. These are usually depression and anxiety which can sometimes lead to self-harm and suicide Controversies (2017).
Goebert et al., (2010) stated that a survey of 338 school leaders, many working in secondary schools, found that more than half (55%) have seen a large increase in students suffering from anxiety and stress in the last five years, while more than 40% said there had been a big increase in cyberullying.
‘Internet Matters’ shows that the UK government estimates that just over 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberbullying. A study by the Department for Education in 2015 found that 11% of 15-16 year old had experienced cyberbullying. A global YouGov study in the same year found that one in five 13-18 year-olds had experienced it and believed it was worse than face to face bullying. Our own research shows that 62% of parents are concerned about cyberbullying and one in 10 are aware that their child has been involved in a cyberbullying incident. The fact is the more time children spend online the more chance they have of having a negative experience at some point. About half of all cyberbullying comes from someone known to the victim Internet Matters, (2017).
However Brien, E. (2017) states that surveys in the UK indicate that up to half of primary school pupils and one in 10 secondary school students have been bullied. This was done due to the use of social media and other forms of communication. It is estimated that around 38% of young people have experienced cyberbullying. They also stated that down to cyberbullying in the past 12 months, it caused problems such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide attempt, and suicidal thoughts in the past 30 days.