Cyberbullying on social media

Cyberbullying on social media is linked to depression in teenagers, according to new research that analyzed multiple studies of the on-line phenomenon. Victimization of young people on-line has received an increasing level of scrutiny, particularly after a series of high-profile suicides of teenagers who were reportedly bullied on various social networks. In 2013, for example, a spate…

What We Know about Bullying and Suicide

In the past decade, headlines reporting the tragic stories of a young person’s suicide death linked in some way to bullying (physical, verbal, or online) have become regrettably common. There is so much pain and suffering associated with each of these events, affecting individuals, families, communities and our society as a whole and resulting in an increasing national outcry to “do something” about the problem of bullying and suicide.

Bullycide Defined

Bullycide Defined According to the World English Dictionary: -n. the act or an instance of killing oneself intentionally as a result of bullying. * from bully + (sui)cide What is bullycide? The correct definition to this question is bullycide is suicide caused from the results of bullying. Children and teens who are bullied live in a…

Bullying Kills in Athens Greece

ATHENS – Greek police are investigating whether a 15-year-old boy found hanged on the balcony of his family home in the neighborhood of Argyroupoli on the morning of July 8 had been a victim of bullying at school. Police sources told Kathimerini left a note explaining that he could not face continuing with his life…

As ’13 Reasons Why’ Returns, Schools Try To Help Students Who Are Thinking Of Suicide

School officials have issued warnings to parents ahead of the second season of the Netflix drama “13 Reasons Why,” which premieres this week. The first season, which centered on the suicide of a high school student, triggered cautions from the National Association of School Psychologists. Netflix has responded to concerns by adding PSA-style messages filmed by the cast and putting up a web site with links to resources.