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Survey points to what worries teens

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Depressions & anxiety are among the primary stressors in teens' lives, according to a survey. They worry about other things, too.

Body shaming affects young people & can kill them

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Body shaming and a negative body image can lead to depression, which can lead to other mental health issues, such as suicide.

We support Valerie’s Law, an IL anti-bullying measure

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Would an IL law that makes it a misdemeanor for bullying have an impact at reducing the frequency of the destructive behavior?

Alarming numbers of teens cyberbully themselves

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Digital "self-harm," a form of cyberbullying where teens send hurtful messages anonymously to themselves, is emerging as a concern.

Obit: Isaiah Gonzalez; Blue Whale suicide challenge

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An online game, Blue Whale suicide challenge, makes its way around the US on social media; some kids have killed themselves while playing.

Bullying affects more than report cards

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Bullying can affect more than academic performance, though its effects there have been documented. It can lead to suicide if not addressed.

What do you think will happen in 2017?

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Educators from several US school districts make a few predictions for what they think 2017 will bring for the school community.

Sexual harassment common in middle school

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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.

Obituary: Brandy Vela, a suicide; cyberbullying

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A high school senior in Houston shot herself to death on Dec. 1; reports suggest she was cyberbullied and couldn't take any more.

Computer may identify student at risk for suicide

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A computer can be trained to distinguish between suicidal and non-suicidal word usage, and the application can possibly be used in schools.