“Bullying, as many people know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. The point has been driven home over the last decade by stories about teens like Phoebe Prince or Amanda Todd, who killed themselves after experiencing bullying.
“Recently, the parents of eight-year-old Gabriel Taye filed a federal lawsuit against the Cincinnati public schools, alleging that their son committed suicide because the school covered up and failed to prevent a culture of bullying.
“All 50 states have some kind of anti-bullying law, and schools are increasingly being called upon to implement bullying prevention programs.
“Bullying and suicide are both significant public health concerns for children and adolescents.”