Cyberbullying and mental health in adolescents

Cyberbullying and mental health in adolescents

For this Milestone 2 assignment, the following critical elements must be addressed:

  1. You will use the five (5) sources you identified in your Milestone 1 assignment to address your chosen topic. Remember that for this milestone 2 assignment, you are, in essence, building your literature review (introduction section) for your final paper. A literature review is both a summary as well as an explanation of knowledge. This assignment is going to allow you to summarize, evaluate, and compare the original research you have found, and it will help orient your reader.
  2. Next, based on your understanding of each article, answer the following questions that pertain to essential literature review elements:
  • Summarize the claims made by the authors of the existing research in the field regarding the topic you have chosen. (Make sure you explain the claims the authors made about their researched topic as well as the conclusions they reached).
  • Describe the specific research designs used in the presented research and explain how these designs were used to address the research topic. For example, what were the specific methods used to address their research questions? What types of research design(s) were used (be specific)? (make sure you briefly include the number of participants, their demographics (gender, age, and so forth if the article provides them), and briefly explain where and how the research was conducted (the procedure).
  • How did the research designs used by researchers help in conducting their research?
  • Do you think the research in each of the articles was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not?
  • What overall conclusions can be reached by you, based on your own review and presentation of these studies and references?

Two samples of how you should structure the information in your literature review are attached along with the rubric. Although the samples do not contain all of the information required for this milestone, it should give you an idea. Please follow the examples I have provided.

Guidelines for Submission: You will upload the paper as a Word document to Blackboard for grading and feedback. Your submission for this milestone must be follow APA paper guidelines. Your submission should not exceed 5-6 pages (excluding the cover and reference pages). It should include a cover page and reference page, be written with 12-point Times New Roman font and double spacing, and you will follow proper APA citation and reference format.

Any thoughts that are not your own MUST be cited in proper APA format. Direct quotes (short and long) MUST be cited and formatted following APA guidelines. Even if you paraphrase information, it MUST be cited. Papers are being evaluated through SafeAssign. Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated. If plagiarism is discovered, it will result in a grade of 0 for the assignment and possible disciplinary action. AU’s writing center can assist you if you are unsure. You can also use the following Purdue OWL link: to help you with your citations and references.


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Technological advancements such as social media have significantly altered societal life, making it easier for people to communicate and conduct business, among many other things. Despite these benefits, social media has several downsides (Bottino et al., 2015). One such downside is that it has created an environment that tolerates and promotes cyber-bullying (Bottino et al., 2015). Bullying is not a recent phenomenon, considering it has been a part of human interaction. It often happens when they are a perceived power imbalance between people or groups (Bottino et al., 2015). The rise of social media has given this vice a new medium, and this phenomenon is adversely affecting adolescents’ mental wellness.

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