Monday, April 23, 2007

Horrid examples of bullying and what you can do in your little corner of the world - good article - proactive! 

The sort of bullying I endured was peanuts compared to what other kids go through. Consider this:

In April 1998, Brian Franklish died while trying to escape the children bullying him.

Twelve-year-old Debbie Shaw agrees to a challenge by other girls to end her bullying and victimization by fighting the school bully. She died of her injuries.

Thirteen-year-old Roger Hillyard found dead near his home after a lifetime of bullying.

Sisters Samantha and Michaela Kendal are so taunted and bullied about their being overweight that they went on a hunger strike ... both died.

Fifteen-year-old choirboy Darren Steele is found hanged in his bedroom after a life of bullying and victimization at school.

Twelve-year-old schoolboy Stephen Woodhall hanged himself with his brother's school tie rather than face bullying for another day. "He must have been going through hell," his father, Ken, said. Later, forty-seven-year-old Kenneth Woodhall also hanged himself. He had never got over the hanging suicide five years earlier of his son Stephen.

Really. Do an Internet search. The horrid examples go on and on.

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