CYBER- BULLYING AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTH: THE ROLE OF COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGISTS PRACTICE
Umar, Talatu Ibrahim
The high rate of cyber bullying among in-school adolescents in different part of the globe has not only assumed an alarming dimension, but has also become worrisome and calls for concern. It is a fact that internet is a tool to use for positive and effective knowledge advancement; however it has been used to perform this nefarious activity of cyber-bulling by youth and adolescents. The study review literature on the concept of cyber-bulling as an act of online aggression and harassment using communication technological devices. The psycho-social effects on victimised adolescents well-being, its prevalence as well as signs and symptoms such as truancy, social withdrawal were discussed. In conclusion, the intervention role of counselling psychologists’ strategies such as cognitive reframing, adolescents’ re-orientation and the establishment social relationship among adolescents peer should be encourage. Adolescents should inculcate the habit of using internet for lifelong moral learning positively.