Category : Bullying Prevention
Welcome to our Bullying Prevention Virtual Book Tour Stop #2! Today we travel to the blog of Dr. Amara Anne Onujiogu, who has generously hosted an article by Gerald Norde Jr. and Carla Norde: “Bullying Has Become A Fact Of Life For Our Youth.”
Here is an excerpt of the article:
Recent studies have shed light on the seriousness of bullying as a scourge among young people. Many adults see bullying as “just part of being a kid” and do not think it is a serious problem when it is.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that suicide is the third highest cause of death among young people in the United States and neighboring countries accounting for 4,400 deaths per year. More worrying is the fact that over 14 percent of high school students admit to contemplating suicide and about 7 percent admit to actually attempting it in the recent past. One of the biggest causal factors behind these worrisome figures is bullying. Youth are bullied for a variety of reasons, ranging from body size to sexuality and so much more. A recent study in the United Kingdom even found that half of all suicides in that part of the world among young people is as a result of bullying. This is extreme.
Did you get your copy of STAND UP AGAINST BULLYING LIKE A SUPERHERO by Carla A. Nordé (Pre-Kg through 2nd grade)? Get your copy right now!
Do you have children or grandchildren in Grades 3-5? Grab your copy of BE A SUPERHERO BY SAYING NO TO BULLYING by Gerald S. Nordé, Jr.