By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
USA Today recently reported results from a survey on bullying. The media attention devoted to the issue of bullying has resulted, at least in part, from reports of teens committing suicide following incidents or time periods of bullying by peers. Many such instances involve the ridicule of a student for his or her sexual orientation. For instance, Justin Aaberg from Minnesota hanged himself in his bedroom. It was reported that Justin was the frequently bullied or ridiculed for his sexual orientation. It is a shame that children as well as adults engage in bullying activities that are only meant to tear someone down. The results as you can see can be deadly and can forever change the lives of family members left behind in the wake of the bullying acts. You can read the results from the bullying survey at USA Today Survey – Most Teens Admit to Hitting Someone in Anger and Other Statistics.