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.
Bullycide refers to an individual who chooses to commit suicide as a result of being bullied.
Although bullycide is a relatively new term it is a major problem within the United States.
Many of these state mandated anti-bullying laws were direct results of bullycide court cases.
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
Original content covers bullycides
, marriage equality, hate crimes, HIV, and other topics relevant to the LGBT community.