Bullying and Suicide Prevention

Bullying

Bullying Definition:  Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

www.stopybullying.gov

Cyberbullying Definition:  Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

www.stopybullying.gov

 

Suicide Prevention

The State of Texas has a State Plan for Suicide Prevention. It promotes Awareness.

http://www.texassuicideprevention.org/

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Texas Youth Hotline: 1800-210-2278

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Report Child Abuse: 1-800-252-5400

Help Center: 903-675-4357

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