Driving to Suicide from Bullying to Psychological Tortures​​

Saumya Shalini
Student at Vinoba Bhave University, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among certain individuals that involves a real or perceived power imbalance in a person’s state of mind or physical behavior. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically, verbally or emotionally. Bullying can be caused in-person through a different individual or through technology. Bullying can also start in a person’s life at an early age from home. It is said so as the child can be treated miserably or could be physically harassed and mentally abused. Bullying is one of the reasons where a person if bullied can have psychological torture or disturbance and that pressure when not handled can lead to a suicide. There are Child Protection Laws, Women Safety Laws, Anti-ragging Laws, Prevention from Cyber bullying Laws, Information technology laws and most important Indian Penal Code lays down certain provisions for protection of each and every individual. Every person is given Right to Life by our Indian Constitution where Right to Equality and Right to Life with Dignity guarantee a respect full life to every person. Thus, if any person abets anyone for suicide it is considered as punishable as a heinous offence. There are laws for safety but the voice is to be raised by every victim so that bullies are to be stopped from bullying others, in society and there is less no. of suicides than present.

Keywords: Stages of Bullying, Suicidal Effects of Bullying, how to respond to bullying.

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.25559