It’s beyond disheartening that there have been multiple posts on our blog in relation to suicide among young children.
Sadly, this has happened again. This time in Lynden, Washington—where Vylit Vander Giessen, a 13-year-old girl, was apparently a bullying victim and took her own life.
It was revealed shortly after the girl’s death that she was a victim of school bullying and online bullying.
Earlier this week, we posted an article relating to where the highest incidents of bullying are taking place.
This recent article pertains to a young bullied teen who committed suicide—which some are saying is attributed to his work manager. Apparently, bullying is not uncommon in the district where the teen went to school, yet school leaders did not respond to complaints.
This is another reason why the Rainbow Rabbit stresses that our programs are necessary at a young age before it’s too late to teach tolerance and acceptance among young children.