Left to their own devices
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 @ 00:05
Young people are under pressure online: they need more
straightforward communication, argues Tess Kuin
WE HEARD the terrible story, once again last week, of teenagers'taking their own lives after online pressure. Last Friday thefuneral was held of Hannah Smith, a 14-year-old who was foundhanged after being bullied on the internet. She had posted aquestion about her eczema on the ask.fm site, and receivedanonymous answers that were abusive and filled with hate. On thesame day, the death of 17-year-old Daniel Perry was announced. Hehad jumped from the Forth Bridge, after being blackmailed over ...
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