What Is The Relationship Between Bullying And Suicide?
In recent studied conducted by Yale University, individuals who are bulled are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide ("The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide). For one twelve year old, Tempest Smith, the constant bullying had gotten to be too much. Tempest’s mother told ABC News her daughter was the target for constant bullying since the second grade. Tempest would be pushed in line, her classmates would knock her belongings on the ground, and a group of people pretended to be Tempest’s friend just so they could come over and trash her room. Her mother was so fed up with the bullying her daughter was receiving she had planned on home schooling her daughter, but tragically Tempest had taken her own life. Tempest mother tried suing the school, but they claim they are nowhere at fault for the bulling her daughter received at school ("Tragic Consequences of Bullying in School."). Not everyone is successful in their suicide attempts. The CDC reports that for every one suicide there are twenty-five youths who attempted suicide. ("The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide”). How many more children have to suffer with being a victim of bullying until something is