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Nick Majka University of St. Thomas

Inclusive Anti-bullying Policies and Reduced Risk of Suicide Attempts in Lesbian and Gay Youth - Journal of Adolescent Health. Purpose To evaluate whether anti-bullying policies that are inclusive of sexual orientation are associated with a reduced prevalence of suicide attempts among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths.

Inclusive Anti-bullying Policies and Reduced Risk of Suicide Attempts in Lesbian and Gay Youth - Journal of Adolescent Health

Methods A total of 31,852 11th-grade public school students (1,413 lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals; 4.4%) in Oregon completed the Oregon Healthy Teens survey in 2006–2008. The independent variable was the proportion of school districts in the 34 counties participating in the Oregon Healthy Teens survey that adopted anti-bullying policies inclusive of sexual orientation. The outcome measure was any self-reported suicide attempt in the past 12 months.

Results Lesbian and gay youths living in counties with fewer school districts with inclusive anti-bullying policies were 2.25 times (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.13–4.49) more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year compared with those living in counties where more districts had these policies. Conclusions. Wisconsin Bullying Law: Parents To Be Fined If Their Kids Are Bullies. Bullying has become an American epidemic, and now one Wisconsin city has passed a law that holds parents financially liable if their kids are bullies in an effort to curb the problem.

Wisconsin Bullying Law: Parents To Be Fined If Their Kids Are Bullies

Parents in Shawano, Wisconsin, will now be subject to fines if their child (under the age of 18) bullies another child or children. Student bullying on increase, federal statistics reveal. By SARAH HARTNIG School of Communication University of Miami According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the percentage of students aged 12-18 who reported being bullied at school has increased by 24.5 percent since 2003, with the latest data samples released in 2007.

Student bullying on increase, federal statistics reveal

The studies, conducted in 2003, 2005 and 2007, examine the relationship between students who reported being bullied and their respective characteristics, including data concerning the students’ grades, year, income, sex and race. According to the studies, in 2003 only 7.1 percent of students reported being bullied. In 2005 that number jumped to 28.1 and in 2007 it soared to a whopping 31.7 percent. Cyber Bullying Statistics. Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying.

Cyber Bullying Statistics

Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyber bullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it. Cyber bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis. Cyber bullying involves using technology, like cell phones and the Internet, to bully or harass another person. Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phoneSpreading rumors online or through textsPosting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pagesStealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messagesPretending to be someone else online to hurt another personTaking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the InternetSexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person.

Bullying Suicide Statistics. Many parents view bullying as a part of growing up.

Bullying Suicide Statistics

Often they do not realize the devastating effects. Often it does not stop with one or two incidents but continues. It is often a steady barrage of demeaning incidents daily. Suicide is the third leading cause of death according to the Center for Disease Control. It results in about 4,400 deaths per year. Bullying and Suicide Statistics Linked Bullied victims are 7 to 9% more likely to consider suicide according to a study by Yale University. A young male from Ireland named Joshua Unsworth hanged himself after frequent cyber bullying on a social network that he belonged to. The Urban Institute’s study on bullying showed 17% of students reported being victims of cyber bullying, 41% victims of physical bullyng, and 15 % experienced different kinds. The Center For Disease Control reported that students that experience bullying are twice as likely to have negative effects. Why Teens Try to Commit Suicide. For those who believe that bullying is not as severe or drastic as the media reports or that teasing is just a part of growing up, this article is for you.

Why Teens Try to Commit Suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young adults and teenagers, and bullying has increased across the U.S. since the tragedy of Columbine High School. This incident has created a new dimension of suicide where victims of bullying resort to committing suicide as a lost hope of surviving the pain. In 2014, it is difficult to believe that teens could feel so desperate and hopeless that they strategically plan to kill themselves. Even with all the technological gadgets and other diversions that fill a teen’s life, they are still extremely vulnerable. Holding Parents Responsible for Their Child’s Bullying - Cyberbullying Research Center. School Bullying. School bullying refers to all types of bullying done on school property, whether it is peer-to-peer bullying, bullying of younger children by older children, or bullying in which a teacher is either a victim or a culprit.

School Bullying

Keep reading for facts about school bullies and bullying behavior. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly a third of all students aged 12 – 18 reported having been bullied at school in 2007, some almost daily. Volunteer for Social Change. How the Internet Has Changed Bullying. This summer, American Psychologist, the official journal of the American Psychological Association, released a special issue on the topic of bullying and victimization.

How the Internet Has Changed Bullying

Bullying is, presumably, as old as humanity, but research into it is relatively young: in 1997, when Susan Swearer, one of the issue’s two editors, first started studying the problem, she was one of the first researchers in the United States to do so. Back then, only four states had official statutes against bullying behavior, and the only existing longitudinal work had come out of Scandinavia, in the seventies.

After Columbine, however, the landscape changed. The popular narrative at the time held that the shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, had been bullied, and that idea—which has since been challenged—prompted a nationwide conversation about bullying, which researchers around the country began studying in earnest. Tyler Clementi 1992-2010.