Suicide Due To Bullying & How It Can Be Stopped

In the last decade, our nation has witnessed a new phenomenon among the youth in America.

A spike in bully-related suicides among teens and preteens has caused school administrators and legislators to rethink the current course of action when dealing with bullying in the school system. Currently, what often happens in response to bullying cases is something close to nothing.

Bullying, the trademark of angst-filled teenage years, has always been viewed as a rite of passage or just simply an unpleasant part of growing up. However, what began as “harmless” taunting has transformed into shocking acts of hatred, verbal harassment and physical abuse.

Unfortunately, the systems in place ...

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aren’t necessarily crueler, but instead have a greater accessibility to methods of reaching their peers after the school bell rings.

Social networking tools like Facebook and MySpace have created an avenue for bullies to publish hateful stories, circulate false rumors to the masses at a rapid rate and destroy any refuge from the taunting and tormenting — even when the victim comes home.

In fact, according to I-Safe, an organization dedicated to Internet safety education, 42 percent of children have been subjected to online bullying. Of those, 58 percent have not told their parents.

When the latest case of bully-related suicides hit the press and airwaves in January, many were shocked. After all, Phoebe Prince, a transfer student from Ireland, was only 15 when she hung herself at her Massachusetts home after another high school day of relentless tormenting. Her younger sister discovered her body hanging in a closet.

If this case seems out of the ordinary, I can ...

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Added: 5/20/2014 05:06:35 AM
Submitted By: portablemiah
Category: Social Issues
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