Re: Bullying leads teens to suicide in an Ohio school
Naturally, if children kill themselves, it is always a bad thing. And I don't agree with a policy of ignoring such things.
But if you are the one being bullied, you should have the wits to see that the school is not gonna do something to help you. So you have to help yourself. I don't excatly know how in the different cases, but for example record the insults for proof. And with that you can justify your actions, if you fight back.
Or, just punch them in the face. Seriously, when being in "high school" I wasn't one of those popular groups. But no one would mess with me because it was known i practice martial arts and am not afraid of a fight.
Doing nothing to help yourself, is just stupid. Most standard bullies just want to test you for your assertiveness. And if you see you have a low self-esteem, they make fun of you. That is really the easiest rule for dealing with bullies, or being a bully.