Let’s look at how parents and other adults can help to prevent middle school suicide.Suicide is always a tragedy but even more so when young people take their own lives.
Contributing factors may include clinical depression, academic pressure, and family problems.
There have also been many well-publicized cases of kids committing suicide as a result of bullying.
The 56-year-old, a regular sight on Capitol tours, today happens to be wandering the corridor near his second-floor office.
He's holding a coffee mug and sporting one of his signature sweater vests – such pleasingly Capra-esque touches that one wonders if a wardrobe consultant was involved – and when his eyes alight upon an unfamiliar face, he beams and gives the visitor a pleasant nod. A devout Catholic who attends mass several times a week, he'd built a following among the Christian right as one of the most socially conservative U. senators of the Bush era, but his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 proved an embarrassing folly.
Which is precisely how last week I invited just over 240 people to help me plan a birthday party for a man I’d met just twice.
The party was born out of a rash experiment, one intended as a sort of proof-of-concept review of Facebook’s shadowy algorithms — the complex bits of machine learning that invite us to read, post, share, friend, and like, the scaffolding upon which our Facebook personas are built.
While bullying is hardly new, one thing that’s different for this generation of middle-schoolers is the prevalence of smart phones and social media, which play a central role in the social lives of young people.
While there are undeniable benefits to the internet, social media, and digital devices, these can also be used as an instrument of bullying and abuse.
Groups of children on field trips are being led past murals of hearty Kansans surviving a blizzard, grazing cattle, leading kids into a one-room schoolhouse.