JOHN BENEDICT P. WARIZA CAUSE AND EFFECT OF CYBERBULLYING Cyberbullying is one of the most common thing to happen upon using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and etc. It is believed that cyberbullying should be stop because everyone has the right to use the social media platforms without being harassed or bullied by the toxic people around the web. Now or never, cyberbullying should be really stop as it has long lasting impact onto the bullied and bully people and it can indeed lead to suicide and crimes if things go out of hand. Being exposed to such technology particularly the social media platforms is indeed dangerous and harmful and led to this what so called cyberbullying. However, cyberbullying does not only take part virtually but also in real life as well. But why does cyberbullying happen? Most of the people know that bullying is bad, with this it only makes sense that cyberbullying is bad as well. Even though people knew it’s bad they are still doing it because they are jealous to someone, they might want to feel superior, or they are just toxic people wanting to harm others. With the Internet, people now have even more opportunities to bully through cyberbullying. This includes sending crude pictures, posting fake web pages, or tweeting slanderous messages. One of the effects of cyberbullying is that it can change the victim’s personality. It can cause people who are normally confident and happy to become self-conscious, shy, and unsure. Additionally, victims of bullying may also become sad or depressed. Once a person has been bullied, they may hesitate to participate in situations where he or she might be ridiculed, such as in public speaking or in sports. Despite of this there are still more far serious consequences that might happen. People who have been bullied sometimes become so upset, scared, or depressed that they see no worth in themselves and no way out of their torment. There have been countless reports over the past few years of students committing suicide because they were bullied. Aside from its long-term effects, some consequences of bullying can be seen and felt immediately. When one child calls another child names, the victim might cry and a bruise might appear after a punch to the arm. However, some effects of bullying are not always obvious to the naked eye. The results of bullying might grow and appear over time, damaging a person in profound ways for the long term. There are so many effects of bullying that they are impossible to count or predict. This is why it is so important to stop bullying.