Bullying major reason for child suicides

June 14th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 14 (ANI): About 44 percent of suicides by children between 10-14 years of age are due to bullying, revealed a new study.

According to Charity Beatbullying, 26 out of the 59 cases reported in the national media in eight years were certainly connected to bullying.

But research claims that the number of youngsters who killed themselves because of persecution could be as high as 78.

The official total number of children who killed themselves between 2000 and 2007 is 176.

Official data also recorded 1,769 suicides of 15 to 19-year-olds between the same period.

Beatbullying said that facts and data indicated that the total number of bullying-related adolescent suicides could be in the hundreds.

Every child suicide case related to bullying cited school as the main place of abuse.

The research also showed a higher tendency of bully-related suicide among girls aged between 10 and 14, with 65 percent of such deaths involving girls. (ANI)

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