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Those that bully, don’t do so in a vacuum. Seeing another child bullied to the point of suicide seems all the more tragic because bullying rarely, if ever, happens without others aware of and or witness to the abuse. Facebook friends were responsible for this latest child bullied to death. How much and how often are we condoning through silence, the ill behavior of our ‘friends’? We can do better at speaking up and speaking out. Every time someone falls victim to suicide because of bullying, then we’ve all lost, and some lose all. Bullies are known. Whether they bully on the playground or online, it’s abuse and it’s everyone’s responsibility to stop. When a bully abuses, every child’s safety is at stake. Part of the mission of the Stop Abuse Campaign, is to have people take a more personal responsibility in recognizing, reporting and stopping abuse. Take the pledge and become part of the growing grass-roots movement to stop abuse.
MONROE, N.Y. — Sadly, another teen suicide to report. Kameron Jacobsen, a 14-year-old freshman at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, N.Y., died Tuesday after taking his own life. Sources report that Kameron was was tormented by Facebook bullies who taunted him because they thought he was gay.
Kameron’s death is the second teen suicide in less than 2 weeks by a Monroe-Woodbury student. On Jan. 9, 16-year-old Justin Dimino also took his life, although there have been no reports of bullying related to Justin’s death.
At the high school they both attended, students tried to make sense of the incomprehensible — that two teens with everything ahead of them seemed to find life too painful.
“Our hearts go out to the families,” said Principal David Bernsley. “We’re devastated as a community.”
Facebook issued this statement about the incidents, according to WNYW:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of these students, and our hearts go out to their family and friends. These cases serve as a painful reminder of how people can help others who are either bullied or show signs of distress on Facebook. We encourage them to notify us, and we work with third party support groups including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach out to people who may need help.”
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