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Bullying and Suicide: What Educators Need to Know

May 26, 2011

Presented by Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr, Professor of Psychology in Education, and Child Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Dr. Sue Limber, Professor, Clemson University, and Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Director, Clemson, Pa.

Media accounts in the aftermath of adolescent suicide often undercover bullying experiences in the student's life. These reports may leave educators and other adults wondering if the two issues are related and what, if anything, schools can do to prevent peer victimization and suicide.