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 the
funeral was held of Hannah Smith, a 14-year-old who was found
hanged after being bullied on the internet. She had posted a
question about her eczema on the ask.fm site, and received
anonymous answers that were abusive and filled with hate. On the
same day, the death of 17-year-old Daniel Perry was announced. He
had jumped from the Forth Bridge, after being ...
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