I was bullied in school. Not so much high school but in elementary school. I hated to go I didn't want to wake up in the morning I found any reason I could to stay at home "sick". But not one time did I think of killing myself. Don't get me wrong later in life for unrelated reasons I did try and did want to die, I hate that young kids are turning to that. I hate that they feel there is no one to turn to about this. It all makes me sad.
They say there are no bullying policies in school these days but I find MY child being bullied now, and she tells me when she tells the teacher she does nothing to fix the problem the other child suffers no consequences, none, the other child doesn't even have to miss recess. That bothers me and makes me wonder is this why young CHILDREN are taking their own lives because an adult won't do anything to punish or reprimand the other student?
I talk with my children very openly and they know they can tell me anything and I won't lie to them in my answers, unless it is about Santa or the Easter bunny, I will tell them in the most kid friendly way possible. I just don't understand how a child can tell an adult they are being bullied and the adult does nothing about it.
I didn't want to make this a long post. I was just wanting to, I guess, put my theory in on why these suicides are happening.
The bottom line is as adults we need to give children, not just yours, someone to talk to and we as adults need to show the bullies that it is not ok to be mean to anyone.
Thank you for reading my little post here.