I was just watching my local news and Myspace was on it yet again.
Seems a young girl, who was 13, hung herself in her closet, when she thought a young boy, broke off a relationship with her online. Then others started leaving her harrassing comments, and she had enough, and it drove her to suicide.
Come to find out, it was not a young boy after all. This boy NEVER existed. He was made up by some neighbors down the street from them, trying to see if she would talk about another girl behind her back. That had a very bad ending.
Her parents talked to these people and they show NO remorse. They said they may be a little bit to blame, but they won't take all of the blame, and never said they were sorry.
My feeling is this: Teenagers should NOT have myspaces nor should they be on the computer unsupervised. (No offence to the younger forum members, but I would not allow my kids to have one!)
I really feel for this girls parents.
I must say this though. I HAD a myspace. I know people can be blocked. Whenever she was getting bad comments, she had a choice to block the user.
I am not trying to make light of this, but when people are harassed online, you 1. report it. 2. block the user. 3. erase them from contacts, etc. This should not have happened to this girl, and those adults involved need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!
Again, I feel for her family.