What Westerners might call bullycide
the Japanese called "ijime-jisatsu", or suicide linked to bullying.
Shaw's presentation, Getting the Right Info to the Right People: Keys to Moving from Reaction Mode to Prevention Mode, will discuss how recent studies of widely publicized bullycide
tragedies indicate educators often have the necessary information to avoid tragedy, but the challenge is getting that information into the hands of the right people.
See BRENDA HIGH, BULLYCIDE
IN AMERICA: MOMS SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE BULLYING/SUICIDE CONNECTION (2007) (describing different cases of suicide linked to bullying, as reported by the victims' mothers); see also Michael Wilson & Juliet Linderman, Family of Boy, 12, Who Hanged Himself Points to Bullying, N.
For example, "Do you think bullycide
(suicide as a means of escaping bullying) happens a lot?
refers to an individual who chooses to commit suicide as a result of being bullied.
Suicide due to bullying is now such a problem that it's been given its own label - bullycide
She warned of increasing incidence of what she calls, bullycide
We do not need to witness a YouTube clip of another child committing bullycide
(suicide due to being bullied) or an evening news telecast featuring a clip of children punching a victim on a school bus to acknowledge the problems and take immediate action.
Neil Marr and Tim Field, in their book Bullycide
, Death at Playtime: An Expose of Child Suicide Caused by Bullying coined the term "bullycide
" to describe the situation in which targets choose to kill themselves rather than face one more day of being bullied.
In other words, they kill to prevent their own inevitable bullycide
, STOP BULLYCIDE
Now (May 16, 2014), http://stopbullycidenow.
IN AMERICA: MOMS SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE BULLYING/SUICIDE CONNECTION (Brenda High ed.