Body shaming and a negative body image can lead to depression, which can lead to other mental health issues, such as suicide.
Would an IL law that makes it a misdemeanor for bullying have an impact at reducing the frequency of the destructive behavior?
Digital “self-harm,” a form of cyberbullying where teens send hurtful messages anonymously to themselves, is emerging as a concern.
An online game, Blue Whale suicide challenge, makes its way around the US on social media; some kids have killed themselves while playing.
Bullying can affect more than academic performance, though its effects there have been documented. It can lead to suicide if not addressed.
Educators from several US school districts make a few predictions for what they think 2017 will bring for the school community.
Surveys in IL show sexual harassment and bullying is a pattern in middle school. About 43 of students said they were victims of some form of verbal sexual harassment.
A high school senior in Houston shot herself to death on Dec. 1; reports suggest she was cyberbullied and couldn’t take any more.
A computer can be trained to distinguish between suicidal and non-suicidal word usage, and the application can possibly be used in schools.
An IL high school is being sued in order to force it to update its suicide prevention and awareness plan and inform families about the plan.