This shame at being singled out and "allowing" the abuse to occur often prevents a child from telling an adult or family member about the problem.Shame resulting from school violence or bullying often has a severe and negative effect on self-esteem, and may lead to acting out and even suicidal behavior.School violence is a traumatic occurrence that touches students, teachers, parents and society at large.
For youth to thrive in schools and communities, they need to feel socially, emotionally, and physically safe and supported.
A positive school climate has been associated with decreased depression, suicidal feelings, substance use, and unexcused school absences among LGB students.
If it isn't addressed, your child's anger is almost certain to affect his relationship with you, and may interfere with his psychological and social development.
Children who have been subjected to bullying or other forms of violence or abuse at school are often ashamed of themselves, reports Modern Mom.
If your child is so terrified of future disasters or being separated from you for any length of time, it may be wise to seek help.
One particularly tragic consequence of school violence is that it tends to breed more violence.The NYU Child Study Center notes that in younger children, depression may not be as clearly observed as it is in adults.For example, depressed kids don't necessarily seem "sad" for extended periods of time as do adults.Historically, YRBS and other studies have gathered data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth but have not included questions about transgender and questioning/queer youth.As that changes and data becomes available, this content will be updated to include information regarding transgender and questioning/queer youth.According to the 2015 YRBS, LGB students were 140% (12% v.