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.

Bullies often victims of bullying themselves, research shows

September 05, 2018 Bullies often victims of bullying themselves, research shows CARBONDALE, Ill. — Nobody likes a bully; especially not the victim. But research shows that those bullies are likely to be victims of bullying themselves. Southern Illinois University Carbondale criminology and criminal justice assistant professor Sujung Cho found further proof of an overlap between those who…

Seven out of ten Asian students are victims

Gender discrimination, it seems, starts at home and ends with further disparity—and violence—in schools. A report by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and child rights non-profit Plan International has found that seven out of ten adolescent girls and boys in elementary schools in Asia are victims of gender-based violence, including rape, unwanted sexual touching, corporal punishment, bullying and verbal harassment. And, shockingly, a majority of these children do not consider gender equality important.