12 Year Old Commits Suicide Due To Cyberbullying

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    May 23, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    I was browsing around on the web and just found out about this awful situation.


    A twelve year old girl by the name of Gabriella Molina hanged herself from a ceiling fan yesterday due to being cyber bullied by peers at her local school. The young girl left a tearful note behind that recounted the times she was bullied and harassed by her classmates in room IS 109.


    Real tragic story. RIP Gabriella


    http://bossip.com/778052/r-i-p-12-year-old-queens-girl-hangs-herself-from-ceiling-fan-after-being-cyber-bullied-by-classmates/
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    May 23, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    Sad world we live. Kids shouldn't be behind in the social media
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    May 23, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    Turin saidSad world we live. Kids shouldn't be behind in the social media


    Agreed

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    May 23, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    icon_cry.gif aww that's so sad its the worst way I'm praying for her soul and her family!
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    May 23, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    Kids need to grow a backbone and tell their bullies to fuck off.
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    May 23, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    Katon_user saidicon_cry.gif aww that's so sad its the worst way I'm praying for her soul and her family!



    Yes. Its so sad

    I am praying for her family as well
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    May 23, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    Wondertwink86 saidKids need to grow a backbone and tell their bullies to fuck off.



    That is the only way to get them to stop bothering you. By standing up for yourself and telling them off
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    May 24, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    It is so simple , stay off the computer if you are mentally ill.
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    May 24, 2013 6:46 AM GMT
    I guess I'll be the asshole here, but how weak as a society have we become?
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    May 24, 2013 7:00 AM GMT
    how did the ceiling fan not break? lol
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    May 24, 2013 7:09 AM GMT
    I'm sorry , but i do not understand .Was this an online school? Did she have to be on the computer with her classmates?
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    May 24, 2013 7:42 AM GMT
    Being there are so many different social networks (instagram, facebook, twitter, tumblr, tinychat, the list goes on) it's becoming very embedded into our lives. It's unimaginable how much it's affecting kids today. & the fact that people can hide behind the computer and say mean things?? We're getting to the point where parents need to have "social networking talks." Like the birds and the bees talk.
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    May 24, 2013 7:52 AM GMT
    I could NEVER be bullied on the Internet, it's just a computer screen. I can turn it off.
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    May 24, 2013 8:48 AM GMT
    likan saidI could NEVER be bullied on the Internet, it's just a computer screen. I can turn it off.


    Just wait a few years.....icon_twisted.gif
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    May 24, 2013 1:03 PM GMT
    monstapex saidI'm sorry , but i do not understand .Was this an online school? Did she have to be on the computer with her classmates?


    I am assuming that it was a regular school that she went to. But i am not sure


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    May 24, 2013 1:09 PM GMT
    volsfan315 saidI guess I'll be the asshole here, but how weak as a society have we become?


    She was fucking 12
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    May 24, 2013 1:35 PM GMT
    When I was 12, online bullying wasn't even a potential issue, as social networks beyond msn messenger (perhaps) hadn't even kicked off yet, and wouldn't do until I was at the end of or after my high school and into my college years.

    Regular bullying was already hard enough for most who were victims of it in the early high school years.

    Even still, now, social media is a different kettle of fish to what it was say 6/7/8 years ago when facebook and then twitter started to get a lot more popular than the fringe sites they once were.

    It's beyond tragic that kids this age (12), and potentially younger, will now have to deal with this kind of anonymous, open to all on the net type bullying as well as your standard irl school bullying too.

    Parents and teachers need to be made aware of and make sure to diligently keep on top of this relatively new issue that may very well effect their children and students.

    There should be a way for bullied minors to report their online harassment to their parents and teachers, even if it's an anonymous tip-off with links/screen-shots provided as proof if possible.

    Also, sites that allow accounts for/popular with minors should be more heavily monitored, internally, for reports of bullying with strict, effective and swift responses being the set norm.

    RIP Gabriella Molina, and all others like her. =[
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    May 24, 2013 1:38 PM GMT
    For one of our e-learning projects I recently interviewed 4 students about bullying in school, the stories you hear are horrible....kids are being thrown, beaten and called names for no obvious reason...
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    May 24, 2013 1:55 PM GMT
    Tempuro saidFor one of our e-learning projects I recently interviewed 4 students about bullying in school, the stories you hear are horrible....kids are being thrown, beaten and called names for no obvious reason...


    and then people (who were likely never bullied to that extent) stand up and say the kids need to "man up" or "stand up." Kids who really were viciously bullied know that all that does is make it worse. Unless the bullies get caught in the act there's nothing much the school will do (my experience).

    And for the record, these kids who are bullied mercilessly and savagely do occasionally stand up. But that ends up making headlines too, for completely different reasons.
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    May 24, 2013 1:59 PM GMT
    Wondertwink86 saidKids need to grow a backbone and tell their bullies to fuck off.

    Exactly.
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    May 24, 2013 2:10 PM GMT
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    Wondertwink86 saidKids need to grow a backbone and tell their bullies to fuck off.

    Exactly.


    You're a 40 year old man. Of course you can stand up for yourself. But this was a 12 year old girl and some kids are so beaten down and have such low self esteems that they literally cannot stand up for themselves. I know because I used to be one of those kids. I was beaten by my father and bullied at school too. I never got a break from it. I was terrified and painfully shy, so saying anything to anyone was the most horrifying thing you could ask me to do. You're expecting this little girl to stand up to monsters. The fact that she took her life to escape this should tell you how traumatized she was. But I guess it's easier to step up on a soapbox and tell the world how much stronger you are than a 12 year old girl.
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    May 24, 2013 2:14 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    Wondertwink86 saidKids need to grow a backbone and tell their bullies to fuck off.

    Exactly.


    Sure, just try and tell small kids aged 5-12 to grow some balls and handle the situation on their own.
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    May 24, 2013 2:21 PM GMT
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    smartmoney said
    Wondertwink86 saidKids need to grow a backbone and tell their bullies to fuck off.

    Exactly.


    Sure, just try and tell small kids aged 5-12 to grow some balls and handle the situation on their own.

    Everyone has been 12 years old, some were bullied, some were bullies and some just swam through this troubling period free and clear.
    The advice I have given my friends and family members children who have talked to me about bullies (probably because I come off as one) is this; "bullies are acting out on their own issues, neurosis, trouble at home or other troubles. It is not about you, it is always about them being weak and instead of bullies figuring their own issues out, they strike are people they view as stronger. The message is, you are stronger than the bully and allowing them to have power over you is just what they do not need. Stand up for yourself and do not allow anyone to ever bully you in any manner. Start now, learn how and you will always know how to stand up for yourself."
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    May 24, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    Mcjr20 said
    smartmoney said
    Wondertwink86 saidKids need to grow a backbone and tell their bullies to fuck off.

    Exactly.


    Sure, just try and tell small kids aged 5-12 to grow some balls and handle the situation on their own.

    Stand up for yourself and do not allow anyone to ever bully you in any manner. Start now, learn how and you will always know how to stand up for yourself."


    You just don't get it. That works for some kids and some situations, but some kids are so traumatized they are incapable of standing up for themselves. Plus, bullies have lots of other bully friends and the kid being picked on rarely has many (if any) friends, so even if they could stand up they would quickly be beaten back down.
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    May 24, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    leo23 saidPeople who bullied her must be punished!

    This