The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In the past decade, headlines reporting the tragic stories of a young person’s suicide death linked in some way to bullying (physical, verbal, or online) have become regrettably common. There is so much pain and suffering associated with each of these events, affecting individuals, families, communities and our society as a whole and resulting in an increasing national outcry to “do something” about the problem of bullying and suicide. For this reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other violence prevention partners and researchers have invested in learning more about the relationship between these two serious public health problems with the goal of using this knowledge to save lives and prevent future bullying.
Little Children and Already Acting Mean Wall Street Journal
Children still in kindergarten or even younger form cliques and intentionally exclude others, say psychologists and educators who are increasingly noticing the behavior and taking steps to curb it.
Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Into High School Education Week
"At this school, they go all out around the student's emotions," Jameisha, a 12th grader, told us. "They ask, they listen. I don't wake up and think, 'Oh I hope this don't happen.' I think, 'I'm OK. I'm fine. I'm ready to learn.'" At Jameisha's South Side Chicago high school, a full-on commitment to social and emotional learning, or SEL, has transformed the environment from a nightmare of urban violence to a place where students dream of college. And although the circumstances and challenges may differ at other public secondary schools, around the nation we are seeing a new recognition that social and emotional factors markedly affect academic engagement, achievement, and educational attainment in the adolescent years.
Youth bullying trends in the United States: Research and Data Journalist’s Resource
Youth bullying has become a high-visibility issue of concern for school districts and public officials in recent years. A majority of states now have anti-bullying laws on the books and the White House launched its first anti-bullying campaign in 2011. Many school districts across the United States have adopted bullying prevention programs, which can reduce the prevalence of bullying by an average of 20% according to one research meta-analysis.
This Research Roundup was compiled by Chanelle Spencer, Research Fellow at NSCC