Everyone knows that bullying has been around as long as there have been children and playgrounds in school yards. In today’s modern world however, you can be bullied in every way from emotional bullying to what is known of as cyber bullying.

As proven by the tragic death of young Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year old who jumped to her death after being bullied by former classmates, bullying can lead to tragic results. Though two of the main participants have been arrested in relation to her death, this really does nothing to stop bullying.

It is suggested by the experts that there is a strong link between bullying and suicide, below you will find some of the statistics that support this claim.


Bullying suicide

In recent years there has been a rash of what is now known of as bullying suicide in America, and in other countries as well.

While most adults tend to brush bullying off as something that just happens when you are in school, it is becoming increasingly apparent that brushing the problem under the rug is doing no good.

Statistics show that of the many suicides that happen every year, children that are being bullied are two to nine times more likely to consider suicide than their classmates who are not being bullied. If the bullying of Sedwick had been taken seriously by people with the power to stop it, she might still be alive today.

Bullies need to be made to face the consequences of their actions, and the arrest of the two girls who allegedly bullied Rebecca the most is considered a good place to start making a stand.


Bullying suicide

A study that was conducted in Britain showed that at least half of the reported suicides among teens are related in some way to bullying whether it is in school, online, or through texting.

The fact that over 160,000 kids find a reason to stay home from school every day to avoid bullying should be a wakeup call for everyone in America, and around the globe. Something has to be done to stop bullies, and the time to act is now. It is also been proven that girls from the age of 10 to 14 are more likely to try to commit suicide as Rebecca Sedwick has proven.