Bullying lead to a girl's suicide

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  1. Westside
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    Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CT.../#ixzz1fDMHkWgY

    This is fucking disgusting... I hope those bullies will be tormented for the rest of their lives with this in their memories.
     


  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Unfortunately, they won't. They'll just laugh it off. And I don't think there will be any repercussions for them either.
     
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  3. amptor

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    How is this thread gaming related? I see it is user submitted news, isn't that suppose to be news dealing with video games?
     
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  5. alidsl

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    The school can't do much more than this, a school can never know how severe any bullying is and "a few suspensions" is normally quite just in bullying

    @Veho: I would probably be tormented with causing someone elses death for the rest of my life
     
  6. bradzx

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    Did I hear someone call my name, Brad? :P

    I feel sorry for that girl but bully is not right. It can cause to student quit and move to other school.
     
  7. Westside
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    I read user news from this section all the time, there are news about 800 pound tunas and new TV series and such. The reason why I posted the news here is because of the possible age group of this forum and the general characteristics of the members of this forum. A lot of us like myself are nerds, and we have been picked on. Ones like myself are older now, and probably forgot about our struggles, but we should never forget, and raise awareness among others to prevent tragedies like this one.
     
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  8. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    But you wouldn't go around causing people's deaths in the first place. I hope.
     
  9. Judas18

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    How awful, I can't abide bullies. The school should have more power to stop it, one of the schools I went to would get the police involved in extreme cases of bullying.
     
  10. pokefloote

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    This is very sad. One of the famous "September Suicides" happened in my town (Seth Walsh, age 13), for this very reason. Pointless bullying that people just laugh at, and do nothing about.
    The schools tried to do some kind of anti-bullying campaign, but of course it didn't really work.

    I don't even have any ideas on what they can do to make this problem better...
     
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    There was an article some where about how an 8 year old or something hung herself due to bullying :unsure:
    Gimme a sec to find it...

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/17/10-year-old-north-carolina-girl-hangs-herself-after-allegedly-being-bullied-at/
    This.

    You have to wonder what makes people this young want to kill themselves.
    Not to be harsh, but seriously...there's something wrong with the world if kids hang themselves over bullying at 10.
     
  12. Veho

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    Smacking the bullies upside the head a few times would be a good start.
     
  13. alidsl

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    But then the school gets sued and has to shut down D:
     
  14. Veho

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    Smacking a few parents upside the head wouldn't hurt either.
     
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  15. Dust2dust

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    Got to agree with this.

    Very recently also in Quebec, a 12 year old girl was doused with gasoline by an older teen boy, and two other teen boys tried to set her on fire. Fortunately, she escaped unharmed. The teen boys were later identified on Facebook by their peers, and received death threats. Police do not approve of death threats, of course, but I think it's kind of a good lesson for them. Let them feel a little fear and anguish in their hearts. Maybe they'll learn what is acceptable behaviour and what is not, in our society.
     
  16. Westside
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    Sending them to army style training may make them appreciate human life a little more.
     
  17. Ace

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    I'm pretty certain there's a Swedish internet forum that actually collects the names of bullying/suicide victims, and the perpetrators of the mental abuse. Though this information is collected by the police, it's very interesting to see the amount of people posting about the different cases and so forth. It's hard to imagine that it can be hard to hide from the internet, in that sense.

    Someone I indirectly knew actually ended up on that website. She attempted suicide by jumping in front of a train, but she survived. She did it because she couldn't stand the bullying. This is not related to the case where I actually saw someone fall in front of the train, this is different.

    I've also seen one other person I know end up on that website: a boy who got murdered. I'll not go into details on that one, though.

    ONTOPIC:
    Obviously, no person should be caused the discomfort of wanting to end their own lives. I've been at that stage at one point in time where I simply don't want to live (but I didn't want to kill myself... it's hard to explain), but the wake-up call for me was that I had so much potential, and that even as an emotional wreck people could believe in me: anyone else won't ever matter. It's not so much a battle with an inner depression as it is a battle of how much power you give to the bullies, in my opinion. Denying their existence is not a game you can play forever, but neglecting them their social potentials is a game you can play with them. That's why young bullies who are involved in suicide cases like this (in Sweden) never go on to getting a normal life, even after juvie: the tabloids and all their future workplaces know that they've potentially got a manslaughter charge on them.
     
  18. GundamXXX

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    Problem isnt just the bullying but rather the inept reaction from society upon the bullying

    Solution is pretty simple, slap the bullies and make them pay. Dont kick them out of school since they dont give a shit. a 6 month long school/bootcamp will suffice and for every incident in the said camp theyll have to stay another month

    Also perhaps a foto tattooed on their chest of their victim :)
     
  19. Westside
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    I like that last idea.
     
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  20. _Chaz_

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    Do we really need a new thread every time this happens?
    I mean, I know the news stations are gonna have a field day, but isn't it a little old yet?