Day 17 – A World Without Bullying #30dreamdays

13 Sep

There is an epidemic in our country of bullying.  I have seen the effects of this personally.   Have you?  There is a Culture of Cruelty being perpetuated daily.  Isn’t it time this changes?

Below are some statistics and its connection with suicide…just in case you were unaware.

The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
  • Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
  • A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
  • 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
  • According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying

Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying, including physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting, or circulating suggestive or nude photos or messages about a person.

I DREAM OF A WORLD WITHOUT BULLYING.

The movie Bully will play on Friday, September 20, 7-9 pm at Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT 06385. Call 860-739-6208 for more information or CLICK HERE.  Bring your kids.  Advocate for your school to show this movie.  Find your local Bully Project or Start Your Own Bully Project.  Do something.  I just did…

 

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