Bullying 5th Grade Girl Commits Suicide

Yesterday in Ridge Farm, Illinois 300 of the towns 900 residents paid their respects to Ashlynn Conner, a 5th grader who committed suicide after constant bullying.

Her mother, Stacy Conner appeared on the Today Show on NBC this morning and explained that her daughter had recently requested to be home-schooled and that as early as the 3rd grade students were taunting her, calling her a slut. Stacy Connor said that at the time she felt her daughter was too young to even understand what a slut was but that she tried to help her understand how to deal with bullying and that in the beginning the school had been helpful as well.  However, more recently the Ashlynn was told that needed to “sit down and stop tattling,” when she complained of bullying.

How do you help build your child’s self esteem against bullying?

Source: Chicago Tribune