There for, 220,000 suicide attempts have been the cause of bullying. Over 14% of high school students have considered suicide and almost seven percent, have attempted. Bullying victims are two to nine times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Girls from the ages ten to fourteen are at a higher risk of suicide. Nearly 30% of students are either bullies or victims of bullying.
Teen Suicide Suicide is a major issue among teens. In 1990 alone we lost more than 13 out of 100,000 teens to suicide. This number increased by 15% less than one year later. When suicide is discussed in schools students take it very seriously because they know that at least two people in their class will attempt suicide. When there are suicide prevention discussions most feel their is no hope.
Sexuality discrimination transpires to be one of the many forms of bullying. Various kids struggle each day because they are bullied due to their sexuality. Some people do not understand what bullying can do to a child or teenagers self-esteem. Do to bullying teenagers can develop anxiety, depression, and there could be many suicides. “Research led by Mark Hatzenbuehler showed that out of the 30,000 11th graders that he asked to take a poll there were 20 percent LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) attempted suicide in the 12 months before the survey while only 4 percent of heterosexual teens had.” (Welsh) According to those statistics more LGB teenagers commit suicide as opposed to straight children.
Most people don’t understand the seriousness of bullying. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in people ages ten through twenty four. About four thousand four hundred lives are lost every year due to bullying. Cyberbullying has become a major problem as technology has advanced, and more teens have been using social media. About forty two percent of teens with access to the internet admit to being cyberbullied, within the past year.
The Centers for Disease Control has even gone as far as labeling it an ‘emerging public-health problem’ (Billitteri). This isn’t hard to argue with considering how many deaths it has caused. In schools, many people are affected by this whether they are the one doing the bullying, or the one suffering from it. “The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 16% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year” (“What Is Cyberbullying”). These were just the people willing to speak up about it.
An average of 1 in 10 students that responded had seriously considered attempting suicide within the 12 months preceding the survey. Also, 7% of the students had actually made a suicide plan, while 2% had attempted suicide at least once and 0.4% made a suicide attempt that required medical attention. The survey found gender and parents' education level did not seem to provoke suicidal tendencies, but other demographic factors. These other such factors included age, class standing, race/ethnicity, living arrangement, and fraternity/sorority membership. The questionnaire indicated that freshmen and sophomores were more likely to consider suicide than upper-classmen; students of ethnic/racial backgrounds other than White, Black or Hispanic were more likely to have considered suicide; students who lived alone, with friends/roommates, or parents/guardians were more likely than those who lived with a partner or spouse; students who were members of a fraternity/sorority were less likely to have considered suicide.
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Even students can become inert when they see someone being bully but they are also afraid to be the next victim for helping the one been bully. “students who witness bullying may also be affected . they may feel guilty for not helping. Or fearful that they will be the next target “(par 5). Many could know that bullying is vi... ... middle of paper ... ... is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC.
Teenage suicide is truly sad, to even think that someone feels the absolute need to end their life because there seems to be no other answer, when in fact, there really is. More females than males attempt suicide, and most teenagers attempt or seriously think about suicide in their first two years of high school roughly ages 14 to 16. It decreases once teenagers reach their senior year. The most common reasons for suicide are bullying and/or cyber bullying. An average of 157,000 people ages 10-24 receive treatment at hospitals for self-inflicted injuries, most cause from attempted suicide according to Statistic Brains.
Most students who commit awful crimes, for example school shootings, are considered mentally ill, and do go to prison. School violence brings harmful health behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety fear, and even suicide. Generally people see violence as an unacceptable type of behavior yet bullying seems to be shrugged off if not detected on all the occasions. Many children who are afraid of being bullied tend to skip school. In 2009 about twenty percent of students from ages twelve to eighteen said that gangs were present in their school.