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Bullied victims are 7 to 9 percent more likely to consider suicide according to a study by Yale University. Studies in Britain have found half of the suicides among youth related to bullying. According to a study by ABC News over 30,000 children stay home every day due to the fear of being bullied. Bullying can be related to physical, emotional, cyberbullying, and sexting, i.e. circulating nude or suggestive pictures or messages about of a person.
The Urban Institute’s study on bullying showed 17 percent of students reported being victims of cyberbullying, 41 percent victims of physical bullying, and 15 percent experienced different kinds. The types and rates of bullying varied according to gender in this study. About 50 percent of girls experienced psychological bullying, and 45 percent males physical bullying.
The Center For Disease Control reported that students that experience bullying are twice as likely to suffer from various problems. These include depression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and trouble adjusting to school. They are twice as likely to get stomach-aches and headaches.
The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that in 2014 1 of 3 students reported being bullied during the school year. In the National Crime Victimization Survey of 2014 about 64.5 percent reported incidents that occurred twice in the year. About 18.5 percent reported incidents reported bullying twice a month, and 7.8 percent reported bullying being bullied daily.
According to another study, by J. Anderson, Many students reported bullying that involved being made fun of and called names. Other methods of bullying were having rumours spread about them, threatening the person with bodily harm, being pushed or shoved, and spit on. Others students had their belongings stolen or destroyed and were excluded from the groups on purpose. Bullying often produces depression, lowers self-esteem, and produces a mentality of helplessness in victims.
According to the Suicide Awareness Voices for Education, suicide is, among 15 to 24 years olds, one of the leading causes of death for youth. Over 16 percent of students seriously consider suicide, 13 percent create a plan, and 8 percent have made a serious attempt.
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