Saturday, January 26, 2013

Suicide and bullying statistics

   Though many adults still see bullying as "part of being a kid," it's a huge cause to the large numbers of suicide in the U.S. Most people don't realize the link between bullying and suicide. The third leading cause of death among young people is suicide, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.The bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. 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
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