Bullycide

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    Death of Morristown High School student under investigation | NJ.com

    Tragic.

    I'm curious if all teen suicides will now be investigated this aggressively.
     
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    At the risk of sounding like a total asshole to the sensitive folk here...........

    WTF?
    A prosecutor is investigating a suicide?
    Tragic as it may be, the teen killed himself. It wasn't a murder.
    As a society, have we now become so pansyfied that we now have to try and blame suicide on somebody else and then prosecute? Really?

    Way back when I was a teen (and even before that), some kids were bullied, some were the bullies. Nobody committed suicide when I was a kid because some jerk bullied them.
    Was it right that some kids were bullied? No, it wasn't. But back then, they pulled up their panties and dealt with it. Back then, bullies would beat you up, steal your lunch money, intimidate you, all face to face. Nowadays, cyber bullying is considered a threat by the pussies our society has become. Seriously? Threatened by somebody over the internet? How fucking cowardly does one have to be to get bullied over the internet? Sometimes I'm amazed that the USA can still produce a standing army with all the PC pansy-ass cowards I read about, and those that would support said PC pansy-ass cowards.

    Chanel, I ranted all over your thread.
    I bet you'll pull up your big girl panties and not be upset though.
     
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    That's it...blame the victims, not the perpetrators. And your 'risk' came true.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that when it comes to suicide, the victim and the perpetrator are the same person.
    Call that "blame" all you want, but it just is.
     
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    I am of the opinion that there should be no investigation, but I also can understand why some would think that there should be.

    Cyberbullying is a phenomenon, that has become part of the internet culture, it can expand beyond our own neighborhood, into cyberspace, which is massive by comparison. In our "real lives", are we actually going to acquire 345 friends or more, like you can do on facebook?. Of course not. Are we going to receive messages from around the world with actual human interaction? Are we going to be piled on by 345 people in our neighborhood because of internet rumors, or the lack of empathy or compassion? Just because our community of actual neighbors are bored?

    This boy was born into this culture and did not have a grasp that many of us older people have of actual human interaction. What was reality to him, may not be reality to us. It was a sad day, when parents and society as a whole allowed teens to become part of the social networks with zero moderation. Cell phones, computers have ruined many kids self esteem, and I am sorry. But The boy was at an extremely impressionable age and was experiencing puberty, without the ability to actually fight what the internet culture has become. He may have not seen a way to make it go away. How very sad.
     
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    bullies defending bullying?

    gee what a surprize
     
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    You just cant read.
     
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    Well put Pixie.

    The peer pressure of our youth should be remembered by the adults. I remember it quite well and today it's so much more robust. There are many more platforms to bully and attack others. It happens with some 'adults' here so with our highly peer conscious and Internet able youth.
     
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    Who defended bullying?

    I mentioned bullying and said this, "Was it right that some kids were bullied? No, it wasn't."
    It's not a surprise that you would leap to false conclusions.
     
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