PHOTO: Ty Smalley Death & Bullying?

Ty Smalley caused his own death because of bullying, he was 11 years old. Ty Smalley was a typical kid with typical grades who was bullied all the time. He took the abuse for two years. On the day Ty finally decided to push back—physically—he got into trouble for doing it. He was suspended from school.
That apparently was too much to handle and Ty Smalley committed suicide.
Here's a photo of Ty Smalley.

Ty Smalley Bullying

I just can't believe this keeps happening in every school. Parents should do something before we hear of more innocent deaths.

asked by Henry in Law & Ethics | 4533 views | 10-05-2010 at 12:05 AM

Some say Bullying should be illegal and punished.
Unfortunately there are no Federal guidelines that schools must follow to deal with bullying. They’re on their own. In Ty Smalley’s home state of Oklahoma, each school district deals with bullying in different ways.
And some school are awful at handling cases like these.
It's possible that you won't even know -- studies show that only 5 percent of middle-schoolers tell their parents when they're the victims of bullying. The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed a new policy that recommends doctors discuss bullying during checkups.

That's a way parents can find out if their kid is being bullied.
I'm so sorry for Ty Smalley, he looked like a smart kid. He must have felt a lot of pressure to take his own life.

answered by Matter | 10-05-2010 at 12:06 AM

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