Haiku rightly points out how terrible this suicide was and says that those responsible for it should be charged as in an adult court:
In jumping, Rebecca became one of the youngest members of a growing list of children and teenagers apparently driven to suicide, at least in part, after being maligned, threatened and taunted online, mostly through a new collection of texting and photo-sharing cellphone applications. Her suicide raises new questions about the proliferation and popularity of these applications and Web sites among children and the ability of parents to keep up with their children’s online relationships.
As usual, I go off at a tangent and ask why suicide is even seen as an option by any child – where do they get the idea from? Kids have always been cruel to kids and have been reduced to tears. In years past, they’d run to mum or dad or if they couldn’t, to a sister or brother or teacher or some responsible adult the child trusts.
Suicide as such was not an option anyone I knew ever took. In my final year of secondary, a boy did suicide and that shocked everyone.
We have the same suspects:
1. The world culture, the same one which pushed Miley Cyrus to do that and it respects no child’s innocence – from gays going into schools to speak with 5 year olds to the filth through apps. This is not a good time for children.
2. A libertarian attitude which fails to recognize the difference between a child and an adult and that freedom for adults does not mean children need to be involved in adult lives, issues and angst.
3. The surrounding and swamping of the child by peer pressure – there’s always someone who has access and children want to see and know. Home schooling looks increasingly attractive.
4. Less and less parenting going on by the irresponsible and self-centred on the one hand and dedicated parents frustrated by being blocked on the other.
5. Leftist teachers and leftist curriculum as we’ve never seen it before. How to prevent children from indulging in a horror? According to the left – first introduce them to it where it had never been something before they’d given a thought to, bring it into their lives and then say don’t do it.
Children are caught between the same people who put up pregnant teenager statues and run Olympics ceremonies, those running the Eastern European slave trades for youth, those behind Miley Cyrus and Pussy riot, the gaming industry, film and music industries, the law and medicine, before we even look at education – note the huge increase in teacher-child sex, often women doing it now.
These are the enemy and the children are the victims. Point 2 above then allows it to continue. When good people do nothing, due to some ideological commitment to “freedom” in a misplaced way, shepherds are removed from fields and it’s open slather on the children.