Cyber Bullying LGBTS's
A Coggle Diagram about Mental Health
(High levels of depression
, Cyber bullying leads to increase of suicide
, Think 2/3 times more about suicide than an average teenager
, If their families do not accept them, they are 8 times more likely to commit suicide
, Face anxiety in large crowds when they are unaccepted
, Psychological and emotional distress
, 45 percent reported feeling depressed as a result of being cyberbullied, 38 percent felt embarrassed, and 28 percent felt anxious
, Substance abuse; LGBT youth are more than twice as likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol.
and Self harm; With every verbal and/or physical harassment, the risk of self-injury among LGBT youth is 2 ½ times more likely.
(Researchers recommend developing social norms programming at schools that focus on peer influences that correct misperceived societal norms.
, Attempt to get the bystander to become the upstander to help eliminate the problem
, Create awareness through publishing books, newspaper articles
, Show support online through various websites
, Have support groups. This helps all LGBTQ feel comfortable and accepted/understood. They can share their grief .
, Have pride days in which LGBTQ's gather as a community , making great understanding friends and getting support from non-LGBTQ's.
, Advertise your alliance through fliers at school, school bulletin announcements, and word of mouth.
and Schools should consider adding sexual orientation and gender identity to school policies on harassment and discrimination.
), General Information
(42% have reported being bullied online, 3 times more than non LGBTQ
, Second most common reason of bullying is being LGBTQ/assumed sexual orientation/gender identity
, Experience high levels of harassment
, 61% have never reported the attacks
, One in four of the LGBT and allied students responded that they needed to learn how to deal with cyberbullying by themselves
, Only 37% of LGBT youth report being happy and satisfied with their life.
and Roughly 50% of the youth that live on the streets without a home are LGBT youth, mainly due to their sexual orientation and gender identity.
), School Life
(44% experienced physical harassment
, Bad grades
, Low self esteem/confidence
, Receive verbal abuse a dozen times a day; homo, fag, gay, sissy etc
, 67% feel unsafe at school
, 28% stop going to school because of being bullied
and Find a faculty advisor teacher who you feel would be supportive or who already has proven to be an ally around sexual orientation issues.
) and Most Common forms of cyber bullying