Cyberbullying is a violation of human rights and children’s rights by affecting the physical and psychological integrity of children and adults. Does it belong to the state to ensure the psychical and physical integrity and well-being of all its citizens? Are the law, control, enforcement, approach, justice, care sufficient? How can we ensure that our citizens and specially our children are not suffering cyberbullying everytime they go to school, unlock their smartphones or start their computers at home?
Exact figures about the relationship between bullying and suicide are hard to find in Europe even after accepting it as a real and complex problem, given the many victims of bullying.
Where are the in-depth investigations?
There is no real in-depth investigation related to cyberbullying in Europe. and If they are, how come they are not public? We do have many studies and figures about suicide, but then again, these are not specified by age and most importantly, they are not categorized based on the root cause. The amount of suicide in children is apparently perceived as shameful and failures in many societies, the west included.
It is especially the Anglo-Saxon countries that are more open when it comes to crime-related behavior. There are figures available, however, they do not focus on how many suicides are a result of bullying.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youngsters
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per ting year, according to the CDC Bully victims there are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, accordion thing to studies by Yale University For the UK you: A study in Britain found at least half or That suicides among young people are related to bullying But then again no figures to find out how many young people commit suicide.
A British study indicates that half of all suicides occur in young people from bullying and cyberbullying. But figures for the number of children who commit suicide were not mention once again.
Suicide is the second biggest cause of death worldwide among 15-19 year olds in Britain. – CDS examination.
It is clear that there is a taboo on the relationship between cyberbullying and suicide to understand how the extent to which that gives rise to cyberbullying suicide clarity. This includes shame and gnawing conscience because so much is powerless against such a violence and still no effective approach and legislation is available.
Comparing cyberbullying to terrorism
Cyberbullying has several similarities to terrorism. Like practicing terror on victims. Both make victims experiencing suffering. Terrorism is itself a severe lethal form of cyberbullying. terrorize the people to feel mighty and powerful, gives status. Unfortunately, cyberbullying and terrorism leads both to deaths, directly and indirectly.
Are the bully and the terrorist carrier of the same psycho-and sociopathy?
There is no comprehensive and adequate legislation to prevent cyberbullying and to thoroughly tackle as it takes place and has taken place and the victims need that recovery has fully reimbursed.
The latest research of Dr. William Copeland, of Duke University in New Carolina, clarify that among 1200 victims of bullying, followed during a period of 20 years shows that many of these victims never get rid of those traumatic experiences. It was found that bullying gives a trauma for life for many victims of bullying.
The researchers also found that the impact in terms of mental and physical wellbeing of victims of bullying as severe and prolonged as victims of sexual violence.
In Europe, we hardly see prosecutions and complaints of bullying compared to the fearsome high numbers of victims. For example, in the Netherlands which 650,000 bullied in the workplace will follow only 225 complaints to the competent authorities.
In America, when a bully follow therapy he is not criminally prosecuted any more! The bullies can, as it were in court the prosecution “surrenders” to barter for monitoring therapy? There are States in America which the maximum penalty is 90 days in prison despite that suicide was committed at the hands of the bullying.
Based on scientific research showing that a perpetrator of bullying tends to psycho and or sociopathy, or the person who already has this madness. So this person no longer criminally prosecute seems weakness regarding to society and the victims. Because this formula can therefore be applied to any physical and psychological violence crime, even when the victim is death ?
Would it not be wise and reasonable that treatment should be mandatory by violence committed crimes with serious consequences for the victims, together with a criminal serious conviction with a part of the suspended sentence?
As the existing legislation and case law now in most countries around the world, contributes paradoxical that the psyco-social cancer that bullying continues to spread and further get embedded in our culture. As in America, after committing a violent crime what bullying is you get of with mental health treatment, what they should have before the facts. In the Netherlands forms of bullying are simply allowed, etc.. What is the deterrence of these that bullying should cry a halt?
I would like you as a reader to put your comments, your views on this.
In a subsequent article I will talk about the second part in the context of preventing suicide through bullying, through preventive measures and actions. How the behavior of both the victim and the offender can be pre-determined preventive affected and what is needed.
Which I will ask you again to respond to this article with your observations, criticisms and ideas, and how it is in your country with tackling bullying in schools, businesses, legislation, application, any figures what reality shows about bullying.