By: Nimisha Jain and Samyuktha Gopinath
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. 4,400 deaths per year.
- 282,000 students are attacked physically in middle schools across the nation each month.
- Almost 30 percent of all students are either bullies or victims of bullying.
Notes: Took advantage of a student, by taking their help, but then ignoring them and taunting them.
(The target in this situation had committed suicide.)
Get some help. Talk to a teacher, counselor, parent or a friend. If things are really serious, talk to a parent for getting serious help with a therapist.
Ignore the bully. What does he/she know about you anyways? And they can't affect you, unless you give them some sort of a reaction.
Stay positive. Things are going to be hard, but you're going to get through them.
Surround yourself with your friend. Be around people who care about you and will stand up for you if something happens.
Stand up for the victim. How would you feel if you were in their place?
Get help. Contact a teacher or counselor to stop the bullying.
What joy do you get from picking on somebody else?
If someone has bullied you, picking on someone else won't stop the cycle.
Talk to a trusted adult, to help stop the cycle.