Bullycide Stats (Contributer’s Submission)

  • Posted: April 26, 2012 and this post was last modified April 25, 2012.

Bullycide can be and aptly correctly defined as committing suicide as a consequence of previous experience of bullying. The victims will either commit suicide or begin having suicidal thoughts. Teenagers and children who are victims of bullying live in a constant state of terror and fear and may turn to committing suicide as their only way to be able to escape the torture they face in their lives.

Bullycide is a consequence of emotional and physical bullying, being bullied by a symbol of authority such as a teacher, coach or parent, or being in a situation where the person being bullied has no friends or family support structure to be able to counter the bullying. Most of the bullying encounters happen within the school grounds and not on the way to or from school.
Bullycide statistics indicate that each day and estimated 160,000 children miss school due to the fear of intimidation. One out of seven children in the twelfth grade is either a bully victim or a bully. Over half of the students have witnessed some form of bullying and over 70% of students have reported incidents of bullying in their schools as a problem. There is a higher rate of fights in lower grades than in higher grades. However, the nature of the fights is less violent.
Bullycide Statistics say that retribution or revenge is the highest motivator for shootings experienced in schools. For children under the age of 14, bullycide is among the leading causes of death. In 2007, the suicide rate for young adult males in Massachusetts rose by 28% and these rates have grown by more than 50% during the last thirty years. It is recorded that 270 children between the ages of 10 and 14 killed themselves as a result of being bullied. According to a 2007 study, 86% of the students being bullied were bullied because of their sexual orientation.

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  • Thank you for making this resourceful site about a very serious problem that, sadly, is not given nearly enough attention. I regard bullycide with a great amount of importance and want to help you in any way that I can. My speciality is in tech forensics. If you have anyone coming to you with needs for assistance to track and stop any cyber-bully/online hate monger, or similar, please contact me. As always, there are no fees for my help. I am simply a nice person who very much understands what it feels like to be on the receiving end of bullying by people fueled by malicious hatred. Respectfully, L. Mary

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