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San Diego children’s rights lawyer Carlie Bouslaugh of Gomez Trial Attorneys recently wrote an extremely compelling article regarding the realities and legalities surrounding bullying, a societal problem that seems to get worse every day.
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The statistics regarding bullying are staggering for anyone who takes even a brief look at them. See below:
Bullying leads to several different types of long-term harm in those who suffer through it. As Carlie mentions in her article, many have asserted statistically that bullying increasingly leads to suicide by children. In general, approximately 4,400 young people commit suicide every year.
A study that was published in 2008 by the National Center for Biotechnology Information and completed by researchers from Yale concluded that young people who are bullied are between 7 and 9 percent more likely to consider suicide than those who are not. In addition, those who are bullied will face a potentially difficult emotional and perhaps physical recovery from injuries that were endured as a result of the actions of others.
Many of us who are older may simply remember bullying as ‘that kid’ on the playground who went around and took other kids’ lunch money. Things have changed significantly since then. That is particularly true when one looks at the advancement of the Internet and other types of technology. As of now, there are four specifically defined forms of bullying, including:
Each of these creates a need for people to recognize the signs of bullying and to seek the appropriate type of help.
There are certain signs of bullying of young people that others should be mindful of and watch for in case something needs to be done. Some examples of these signs, according to StopBullying.gov, include:
There are others, but people should generally trust their instincts. If they think something is wrong, it’s possible that something is quite wrong.
If you think a young person is being bullied, you need to look into it. If you are really unsure of where to turn, you can always get the answers you need from a San Diego children’s rights lawyer. If you need to do something about this, contact Gomez Trial Attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. Today, John acts as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $800 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 160 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 60 separate cases.
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