Bullying's Negative Consequences
Bullying can lead to a number of problems for youth and can even lead to death through suicide and homicide. Specifically, bullying is attributed to a significant amount of absenteeism from school, increased dropout rates, mental health and substance abuse issues, youth suicide and even school shootings.
Suicide remains among the leading causes of death of children younger than 14, and in most cases, the young people die from hanging, according to the American Association of Suicidology. Suicide rates among children ages 10 to 14 are low but are "creeping up," says Ann Haas, director of the Suicide Prevention Project at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. A new review of studies, conducted by the Yale School of Medicine, from 13 countries found signs of an apparent connection between bullying, being bullied and suicide.
EXCERPT FROM 10/20/11 DAPHNE TAYLOR STREET: CAREGIVERS TACKLE BULLYING..