Suicide bid girl ‘bullied online’

A teenager who was bullied in school and says jokes appeared about her on a social networking website is warning other pupils to be more careful.

Kirsty Perkins, 14, made a suicide attempt after bullying at school in Pwllheli, and then discovered material on Bebo.com.

Whilst Social Networking provides an amazing way for students to communicate with others and ‘design’ their own ‘spaces’ these problems of online bullying seem to be on the increase.

The problem of bullying existed long before Social Networking sites were invented but the internet has provided another medium in which bullying can occur. I think it is important to ensure that students are not warned off using this technology but rather educated about how to treat others with respect and the damage that bullying can cause.

What are your thoughts? Please leave a comment.

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