List of suicides that have been attributed to bullying

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The following is a list of suicides that have been attributed to bullying including both in-person bullying and bullying using social media or Internet methods (cyberbullying). Suicides committed under duress are included. Deaths by accident or misadventure are excluded. Individuals who might or might not have died by their own hand, or whose intention to die is in dispute, but who are widely believed to have deliberately killed themselves, may be listed under Possible suicides.

For a list of people who committed suicide in the 21st century due to any cause or reason, see List of suicides in the 21st century.


Rehtaeh Parsons was allegedly bullied online.


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    • Roliver de Jesus dos Santos (1999–2012), age 12, A 12-year-old Brazilian boy committed suicide in Vitória / ES, for not being able to bear bullying at school any more. The boy was chubby and received the worst nicknames, and picked up constantly..
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