Monday, September 12, 2011

School bullying is officially on notice

Wilton Bulletin (Wilton, CT) September 12, 2011

"Something important to think about, however unpleasant as the new school year begins: A recent study by Yale University researchers found that bullying victims are between two and nine times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Suicides claim 4,000 teenagers annually. Add to this the findings of a recent study by the National Education Association: 42% of students claim they have been bullied by means of the Internet.
'The rise of cyber-bullying has made student victims fearful in their own homes,' said state Sen. Toni Boucher.
To address the new venue for bullying head on, Sen. Boucher and other colleagues spearheaded new legislation in Hartford, 'An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying Laws,' last spring. It is due to go into effect this school year." Read More

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