It’s shocking to know that cyber bullying leads to suicide today. Last July, Jesi Slaughter (not her real name) was just one of the teenage that experienced cyber-bullying because of her video posted on Youtube. According to reports, Jesi’s contact information were published online that …
|Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei have been charged |
with two counts each of invasion of privacy.
Ravi tweeted on September 19 on his Twitter account :
"Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly's room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay."
Three days later, Tyler updated his Facebook status with a message “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry” and his family confirmed the suicide.
According to the survey of Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 2005,
“teens who identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, or who report having any same-sex sexual contact, are four times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year than their straight classmates. teens who identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, or who report having any same-sex sexual contact, are four times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year than their straight classmates.” ABC News Report.
The following teens who also committed suicide because of getting bullied.
- Seth Walsh, a 13-year-old from Tehachapi, Calif., hanged himself from a tree in his backyard. Authorities say other teens had taunted the boy for being gay. He died Tuesday afternoon after nine days on life support.
- Asher Brown, 13, an eighth-grader in Houston, fatally shot himself in the head last week after enduring what his mother and stepfather said was constant harassment from four other students at his school for being gay.
- Billy (William) Lucas, 15, a student at Greensburg Community High School in Greensburg, Ind., was found dead after he reportedly hanged himself in a barn at his grandmother's home last Thursday evening. Friends said the torment that Lucas endured included taunts that questioned his sexual orientation.
Watch ABC News Report below.