14 Year Old’s Suicide: Facebook Taunts The Cause

Whilst we are normally raving about how good social media and social networking is, it isn’t always that good. We are now reporting on the dark side of social networking. Whilst social networking has its massive advantages in being a great place for advertisement and all sorts of other things, but it is also a place where disgusting things can take place such as cyber bullying.

We have heard from MyFoxNewYork of a youngster who has taken his own life, what’s the cause? Bullying over the social networking site Facebook is what is suspected to have pushed him over the edge.

The 14 year old’s name is Kameron Jacobsen, he went to Monroe Woodbury High School and reports say that he was tormented over Facebook about his apparent sexual orientation. To add to the devastation, this is not the first but the second student to take their own life within two weeks.

Whilst everyone at the school and everyone close to the victims try to cope with their losses, crisis teams are being called in to help with the grievances of the two tragedies. You can watch the report at the bottom of the article.

Facebook’s Statement On The Incidents:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of these students, and our hearts go out to their family and friends. These cases serve as a painful reminder of how people can help others who are either bullied or show signs of distress on Facebook. We encourage them to notify us, and we work with third party support groups including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach out to people who may need help. Our Safety Center also contains resources on how to help people who are in danger of harming themselves. These deaths are a loss to many, and it’s critical that we all work together to give hope to teens who may be feeling similarly.”

It’s a horrible case and our thoughts are with the victims families. Make a stand and if you see any kind of bullying on Facebook then report it. What are your thoughts on the incidents? Let us know in the comments section below.