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Did Online Bullying Push Gay Teen to Suicide?

There are 6 comments on the FindLaw story from Apr 23, 2012, titled Did Online Bullying Push Gay Teen to Suicide?. In it, FindLaw reports that:

A gay Iowa teenager's suicide was preceded by bullying at school , the teen's mom claims -- including a cruel Facebook page allegedly created solely to harass the boy.

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Since: Aug 08

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#1 Apr 23, 2012
People should be held legally accountable when they use social networking to bully people.
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets

Cheltenham, PA

#2 Apr 23, 2012
It ultimately isn't really the bullying from peers. It's really homophobic bigotry from parents, clergy, stone age politicians, teachers and administrators. Once all that gets straightened out then the bullying from peers will be similar to the often hurtful, but rarely fatal, bullying that other, non glbt kids receive for...whatever reason.
The Mommy Psychologist

Highland, CA

#3 May 7, 2012
There used to be a time when you could get away from bullying. But it's not that way anymore. For kids that are being bullied, it now follows them home and everywhere because so much of the bullying happens online. Lots of kids turn to drastic measures to either protect themselves or hurt themselves. It is so tragic. I talk about online bullying and suicide here:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/05/0...

Tzunammi

Since: Nov 11

Fukushima

#4 Mar 4, 2013
Online bullying is pushing gay teens to suicide, there is absolutely no doubt about this, its been proven, sadly, on Topix.
Boris

Russia

#5 Mar 4, 2013
I was always teased in school by the girls because my pen!s was so huge but that didn't make me commit suicide.

_Olive_

“unstoppable”

Since: Jul 11

Hell

#6 Mar 4, 2013
Boris wrote:
I was always teased in school by the girls because my pen!s was so huge but that didn't make me commit suicide.
Don't joke about death.

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