What are the causes (or effects) of cyber bullying. What long term effects it can have on children?


Please note that all essays in ENGL101 require the use of the APUS library. No other sources are allowed without permission from your instructor.

Essay 3: Writing to Show Cause and Effect

Write an academic essay where you show a clear relationship between cause and effect, with a topic chosen from your major field of study, your work life, or your personal life. Here are some examples of topics from your textbook and from successful student papers:

Causes of symptoms or conditions (medicine and health—autism, ADHD, cancer, sports injuries)
Causes of student success or failure, effects of teaching methods or tools (online learning, adult learners, returning students, homeschooling)
Causes of business growth and failure, marketing, business trends
Causes and effects of climate change, ecological change, scientific phenomena
(adapted from Russell 196)

You may have other ideas and are not sure how to use them in a cause and effect essay.

Feel free to ask about getting ideas to help shape your topic into a Cause and Effect framework.

You will write your essay in the third person.
Use the APUS Online Library article databases, no open web sources.
You need a minimum of three sources for your essay.
Integrate the sources using MLA format.
All essays should be 750-1000 words, in MLA format.


The revolution in technology is a blessing and disguise to the world. On the one hand, technology has made life easier and increased access to information, while, and at the same time, it has come with vices like cyber bullying. Cyber bullying entails using technology devices like mobile phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms, social media, and others to exasperate, stalk, or to portend a person.  According to Walther, cyber bullying is a contemporary concern with more than 95% of teens using social media becoming victims (533).  There are different social and psychological causes and serious effects on both the victims of cyber bullying and the perpetrators.