Category Archives: Bullying

National Bullying Prevention Month | Resources for All Stakeholders

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“Bullying is not a normal part of childhood and is considered to be a serious public health problem. Recognizing that bullying behavior is an issue that demands the concerted and coordinated time and attention of parents, educators and school administrators, health care providers, policy makers, families, and others concerned with the care of children, Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of peer victimization and the risk and protective factors that either increase or decrease peer victimization behavior and consequences.

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Too Scared For School (Bullying Documentary) – Real Stories | Shocking and emotional documentary about the pain and desperation of four young teenagers facing lives overshadowed by bullying.

“Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection?” – The Conversation

suicide 2For youth who identify as being bullied, the tendency to suicidality can be quite high.”

“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.”

Continue reading this article in its entirety at The Conversation.