Category Archives: suicide

Bullying and suicide: Let’s not jump to conclusions

Guest post by Justin W. Patchin Many are now familiar with the tragic case of Hannah Smith, the 14-year-old from Leicestershire, England, who hanged herself on August 2nd after reportedly being harassed online for months. Cruel messages received principally on the social … Continue reading
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Social norms research: Exaggerating bullying could increase bullying

by Larry Magid As I previously wrote, cyberbullying is a serious problem, but not an epidemic.  Yet, there continue to be widespread reports that bullying has reached epidemic proportions. This misinformation can actually have the unintended consequence of increasing bullying. One study, from the Crimes Against Children Research Center, showed that bullying has actually decreased in recent years, and [...] Continue reading

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