Bullycide: Definition & Statistics


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Katy has noticed that someone is posting untruthful information about her on a popular social media site. The comments are embarrassing and hurtful to Katy and she's very upset about them. Which of the terms below refers to the type of bullying that is taking place here?

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1. Which of the following is a reason that could lead someone to contemplate or commit bullycide?

2. Approximately how many students stay home from school each day because they fear being bullied?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks your understanding of bullycide and what causes it. You'll evaluate what you know about the different types of bullying and statistics on bullying with this resource.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is offered as a chance to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Type of bullying that takes place on social media
  • Reasons that could lead someone to contemplate or commit bullycide
  • Number of students that stay home each day out of fear of being bullied
  • Number of successful suicides in a study in Great Britain that were attributed to bullying

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use understanding of the reasons that can lead someone to contemplate or commit bullycide to answer a question
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret signs that someone may be contemplating suicide
  • Making connections - use understanding of bullying and how many suicides in the Great Britain study were attributed to bullying

Additional Learning

If you want to review this topic in greater detail, you can find a deeper explanation in the lesson Bullycide: Definition & Statistics. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • Defining bullycide
  • Examples of bullying
  • Factors that lead to bullycide
  • The percentage of students who will face some bullying while in school
  • The amount of bullying that is ignored by teachers and administrators
  • Which group of students have the most risk of bullycide
  • What number of suicide attempts are successful
  • How to recognize warning signs