The New Challenges Adolescents Face When It Comes to Bullying

December 5, 2017, 11:58 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — In November, we reported on an 11-year-old South Carolina girl who committed suicide as a way to escape the torment of bullies at her school.

Toni Rivers was a 6th grader, a student who her family says was full of life and love. But when bullying became too much, she decided to take her own life.

It is just one example of a troubling statistic becoming pervasive across the United States.

To learn more about this startling epidemic and how to combat the problem, we spoke with Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.