Indigenous youth who have experienced cyber-bullying were almost twice as likely to attempt suicide compared to those who had not (Hinduja, Patchin, n.d.).
In celebration of October’s National Anti-Bullying efforts United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) revived it’s ‘Be A Hero’ initative. In 2018, the National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee passed a Resolution focused on traditional concepts that can be used to live a healthy lifestyle when faced with adversity: Healing, Empower, Respect and Overcome. UNITY hopes that Youth Councils will encourage others to “Be a Hero” in their home communities to the combat negative consequences associated with bullying. This doesn’t end with Nov 1st, be a hero all year long! Read More