Cyberbullying is a form of harassment using electronic means. It has turned out to be progressively normal, particularly among teenagers. Youngsters have particularly been known to use it for pranks and trolling via the web and smartphones. This enables them tocause distress to victims on the web. They do this by flaring, hassling, excursion, prohibition, pantomime, and stalking. Destructive tormenting conduct can incorporate posting rumours, threats, victims’ personal data, or pejorative names (i.e., hate speech). Bullying or provocation can be distinguished by rehashed conduct and an aim to harm. Victims may have reduced confidence, increased suicidal tendencies, and an assortment of reactions, including enragement, fear and lack of confidence. Not all negative connections on the web or networking applications can be ascribed to cyberbullying. Research proposes that there are likewise communications online that outcome in peer weight, which can have a negative, positive, or unbiased effect on those included. The impacts of cyberbullying differ, however. They outline that cyberbullying antagonistically influences youth to a higher degree than teenagers and adults. Children that are harassed are probably going to encounter nervousness, melancholy, depression and misery. The most negative changes can be felt during high school years. Not all negative connections on the web or networking applications can be ascribed to cyberbullying. Research proposes that there are likewise communications online that outcome in peer weight, which can have a negative, positive, or unbiased effect on those included More often than not, cyberbullying goes unnoticed since youngsters conceal their harassment from others which could have negative ramifications. Most children cannot stand up to bullies and they choose to hide it, bottling it up in many ways. I, being a high school student, have witnessed several examples of cyberbullying, where a fellow classmate of mine was tormented on an online forum simply because he was slightly overweight. The youth gradually change their practices and activities so they turn out to be more pulled back and calm, yet this may go unnoticed since the change is inconspicuous. Children are often bullied because of the way they dress or the way they speak. When youngsters are specifically targeted, it often forces them to change their lifestyle or even start to disassociate themselves with activities or hobbies they would’ve enjoyed previously. Curbing cyberbullying itself in recent years has become a necessity more than just a precaution. With an influx in number of youngsters on social media, the number of cases for cyberbullying and targeting have only increased thus far. Social media sites have tried to make security measures more effective in the fight against cyberbullying and the use of their sites as a tool. However, most of these have been to no avail. It is, in many ways, up to the online community and media platforms in question to contain these issues. If preventive measures are not taken against cyberbullying, more kids, notwithstanding young people, would feel isolated. These progressions will influence their emotional development and advancement into adulthood. Youngsters appear to be powerless against the impacts of cyberbullying. Youth is pulled in to the online world as a method for endorsement from others or self-satisfaction. For example, platforms such as AskFM, Yik Yak and Sarahah can have a profound negative effect on their lives since such applications are based on opinions about oneself. I believe that change is long overdue, and teens or anyone else subjected to online harassment should speak up and raise awareness for an issue that is now gaining traction. No longer will staying silent suffice. In such an advanced day and age where one can share anything, information pertaining to such issues should be widely shared. For such reasons, I believe that the youth has the power to change themselves and a potential to reverse the negative effects of the torment they go through in their digital lives. The writer is a final-year student of O’ Levels at Aitchison College Published in Daily Times, February 17th 2019.