With bullying making national headlines in recent years, a long-time problem is finally coming to light. As kids and teens grow up in a digital world, bullying happens not only at school and on the bus, but on their computer at home. There is a strong connection between bullying and suicide. Bullied children are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than those who are not and 10- to 14-year-old girls may be at even higher risk.
All these headline stories and stats are pretty overwhelming and if you weren’t worried enough with being a parent, this makes it even worse. The good news is there are websites that can help you.
Stopbullying.gov provides a wealth of information on what bullying is, how to identify if your child is at risk, and how to respond. The state policies and laws sections is extra helpful when dealing with bullying in your hometown. Here are some other resources: