Cyberbullying/mental health issues

10 Facts

  1. Nearly 40% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.

  2. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.

  3. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.

  4. About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.

  5. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.

  6. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.

  7. Kids are likely to get after being bullied, Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may persist into adulthood.

  8. Also kids seem to slack off in school after being bullied. Decreased academic achievement—GPA and standardized test scores—and school participation. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school.

  9. In 2013 41,149 suicide were reported being the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. In that year, someone in the country died by suicide every 12.8 minutes.

  10. In 2013, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 10.9.

  11. An estimated 2-15 % of persons who have been diagnosed with major depression die by suicide. Suicide risk is highest in depressed individuals who feel hopeless about the future, those who have just been discharged from the hospital, those who have a family history of suicide and those who have made a suicide attempt in the past.

  12. An estimated 3-20% of persons who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder die by suicide. Hopelessness, recent hospital discharge, family history, and prior suicide attempts all raise the risk of suicide in these individuals.

  13. An estimated 6-15% of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia die by suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of premature death in those diagnosed with schizophrenia. Between 75 and 95% of these individuals are male.

  14. 90% of those who have committed suicide had a mental disorder Three things to protect themselves.

They can never make a social media account. They can hang out with a good crowd and stay away from the bullies. They can Stay off computers and be more imaginative. If they do have a social media account don't post anything that you will regret.


Three safe ways someone can respond to cyber bullying if it has already started.

They can block any of the bullies on social media.

They can delete their account. They can talk to someone who also being bullied and connect with other people. They could tell a trusted adult.

Three safe ways someone can respond to cyber bullying if it has already started.

They can block any of the bullies on social media. They can delete their account. They can talk to someone who also being bullied and connect with other people. They could tell a trusted adult.


Three helpful websites.

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

www.suicideispreventable.org

www.suicide.org

Consequences

In addition to being expelled from school and sports activities, there are serious consequences for cyberbully. Everything from civil lawsuits to criminal charges being filed against the bullying can result from what seems to be harmless acts of harassment. also you could get in trouble for child pornography.