Bullying can have serious, and sometimes fatal consequences. Nearly seven years ago, news reports around the world detailed the death of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after a classmate set up a secret video of his sexual encounter with a man in his dorm room, and then posted it online. That CBS Report, which lists four valuable resources to help schools, teachers and parents counter the terrible effects of bullying and put an end to bullying. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gay-students-death-highlights-troubling-trend/
Yesterday, August 2, 2017, CBS reported on the suicide of a 12-year-old girl--Mallory Grossman--who was a straight-A student who loved gymnastics. Mallory, killed herself on June 14 after what her parents claim was Photo credit: Enough.org___________ relentless cyberbullying by her classmates.
Dianne said on the TODAY Show: "I think the best way to describe Mallory is that she's your all-American girl. She's the girl that you hope your children would grow up to be." * * * "It got to the point where she didn't want to go to school, (said she had) chronic headaches, stomach aches, not feeling good, at one point her grades plummeted,'' Dianne said at the news conference.
Mallory's father, Seth, said: "It was being investigated, and that was as far as it went, and nothing ever came of it.''
Resources for Parents and Teachers:
Enough is Enough: Making the Internet Safer for Children and Families [Enough.org] The statistics related to cyberbullying are mind-boggling.
See how one teacher helped her class learn about bullying: Today's Family Life Lessons: A Teacher's Inspiring Mission to Prevent Bullying
A Resource for Parents: National Bullying Prevention Center.