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Bullying Victims Commit Suicide

Yong Jin and Sung Hwi from Korea

A bullied girl
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Students who are bullied over and over are miserable because they don't know how to stop the bullies.

Bullies often bully students who are lonely. They do it over and over, but the students usually don't tell anybody they are being bullied because they are afraid of the bullies.

These students don't know how to stop the bullies and are very unhappy. Some don't see a solution and don't want to be bullied any more, so they decide to commit suicide.

On the Internet, there are many stories about bullying victims who killed themselves. Here are three we read about online.

A 14-year-old girl in Canada was bullied all the time by three girls in her class. The girls even called her on the telephone to bully her. She was afraid to stand up to them and never told anyone about the situation. She was miserable and didn't want to be bullied again, so she killed herself.

A 14-year-old boy in Canada was also bullied a lot. He was miserable, but he did not talk to anyone either. Finally, he wrote a note to his parents. He told them that he was scared of the bullies and didn't know what to do. Then he jumped off a bridge.

In England, a 13-year-old girl was bullied because she was very tall. She was scared of the bullies, but she also never told anybody what the bullies was doing. She was so unhappy that she committed suicide.

These young students were lonely and unhappy. They did not know how to stop the bullies, so they killed themselves. We need to notice when students are victims and desperate. Then we can help them before they decide to commit suicide.

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