The Relationship Between Bullying And Suicide Essay

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I feel State and Federal laws should be put into place to prevent bullying it would hold the bullier more accountable for his/her actions. The relationship between bullying and suicide is complex. Many media reports oversimplify this relationship, insinuating or directly stating that bullying can cause suicide. The facts tell a different story. In particular, it is not accurate and potentially dangerous to present bullying as the “cause” or “reason” for a suicide, or to suggest that suicide is a natural response to bullying. We recommend media not use the word "bully-cide("stopbullying.org"). All though suicide due to being bullied can not be identified as a crime studies 7 to 9% are more like to consider suicide because of bullying. “While there is no definitive evidence that bullying makes kids more likely to kill themselves, now that we see there’s a likely association, we can act on it and try to prevent it,” said review lead author Young-Shin Kim, M.D., assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center.("www.medicine.yale.edu") Prevention starts at home , children should have it instilled in their minds what bullying may do to someone even themself if bullied. Most bullying starts in grade school with just name calling and throwing of objects , as we progress in age the bullying may get worse. All though Bullying is not illegal there are anti-bullying legislations in 49 states. Harrasment, and intimidation are terms used in the state of NJ to
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