Volume : 7, Issue : 8, AUG 2021

IMPACT OF CYBERCRIME ON MENTAL HEALTH

MRS. RENUKA POLLY DASS, MRS. PREETI BAHUGUNA

Abstract

Cybercrime refers to criminal activities that are committed using internet technology. Cybercrime occurs through personal websites, blogs, e-mail, Texting, social networking sites, chat rooms, message boards, instant messaging and photographs. Victims who are targeted via cyberbullying report increased depressive affect, anxiety, loneliness, suicidal behavior, and somatic symptoms. There is nothing more calming than spending quality time with another human being who makes you feel safe and understood. In fact, face-to-face interaction triggers a cascade of hormones that counteracts the body’s defensive “fight-or-flight” response.

Keywords

IMPACT, CYBERCRIME, MENTAL HEALTH.

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