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The tragedy of Megan Meier will take another twist tonight when officials in her home town vote on whether to make online harassment a local crime.
Meier is the 13-year-old suburban St. Louis girl who met a cute 16-year-old named Josh Evans last year on the social networking site MySpace. They became close, but suddenly he turned on her, calling her names, saying she was "a bad person and everybody hates you." Others joined the harassment — the barrage culminated in Megan's Oct. 16, 2006,
Originally posted by apc
Why is one of the most common knee-jerk reactions "That should be illegal!" ?
Is it so hard for people to simply take care of their own?
Had these parents known every keystroke typed and every word read by their child while on MySpace, homicidal child rapist central, she would still be alive.
If there should be a law against anything, it should be to harm or kill a child through neglect.
Oh, there already is a law against that.
Originally posted by SegaNerd
I agree that the girl could've probably had a better support system with her parents, but I don't think it's right for them to moniter whatever she says. They knew about the relationship she had with the boy...
Originally posted by marg6043
Again where were the parents when this very trouble girl was thinking about committing suicide.
I do not bite into "She stood up and hung herself after the INTERNET harassment".
This was being in the planning in her head for sometime.
So again where were the parents when the sign of trouble started?
I blame the parents first and then the person that made the last drop on this young girl already made up mind.