What is the connection between school bullying and suicide?

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What is the connection between school bullying and suicide? by Mind Map: What is the connection between school bullying and suicide?

1. School bullying is related to mental illness and suicide.

1.1. Any harassment can increase the risk of suicide

1.1.1. "Bullying can create emotional distress and is one factor among many that can be related to depression or suicidal thoughts. Thus, bullying is a risk factor—for both the bullying victim and the bully—though not necessarily a cause of suicide" school bullying. People think the idea of “Suicide” is stupid. What’s really stupid is someone going out of there way to emotionally hurt someone so badly for them to think suicide is the only answer.

1.1.2. "People who engage in suicide-related behavior often experience overwhelming feelings of helplessness and hopelessness" school bullying. Having those types of feelings/thoughts causes a victim of bullying to want to physically harm themselves.

1.2. Students bully other students to make themselves feel better about the personal things they are going through themselves.

1.2.1. "People are not born as bullies, they are simply taught to be a bully" School bullying. The bully could be feeling some type of way for them to want to make someone else feel bad also but that does not give them an excuse, they should go and talk about it to someone instead of taking it out on other students.

1.2.2. "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" school bullying. School bullying has become very more common because students have become more physical then they use to be.

1.3. Bullying can negatively impact someones health.

1.4. Linked to many negative outcomes.

2. Bullying in schools does not lead to suicide.

2.1. There is no scientific evidence that bullying causes suicide.

2.1.1. "In specific cases where a teenager or child was bullied and subsequently commits suicide, it's not accurate to imply the bullying was the direct and sole cause behind the suicide" McBride. It is not accurate to say ALL bullying leads to suicide because it depends on how far the victim is taking what the bully says literal.

2.1.2. "Lots of teenagers get bullied (between 1 in 4 and 1 in 3 teenagers report being bullied in real life, fewer report being bullied online). Very few commit suicide. Among the people who commit suicide, researchers have no good data on how many of them have been bullied" Mcbride. There might not be any actual good data but why else would someone want to commit suicide if its not for people bringing them down.

2.2. It is journalistically irresponsible to claim that bullying leads to suicide.

2.2.1. "Only a few studies investigating the impact of school versus cyberbullying have systematically explored whether student victims and perpetrators are involved in school bullying only, cyberbullying only, or both" University. If the person is continuously is bringing another person down then it eventually becomes bullying.

2.2.2. "Education professionals and researchers are concerned by school bullying and cyberbullying because of its repercussions on students' health and the school climate" University. They might be concerned but are they really doing anything about the amount of people getting bullied.

2.3. Because there is no scientific proof that bullying leads to suicide, we can not say it does.

2.4. Because only a few studies showed that school bullying leads to suicide, it is irresponsible for us to say it does.