posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 08:40 PM
I believe that it is the child that was responsible for his own death. I would also like to add though that there are many factors that lead a person
to take such actions, whether that person is a child or not.
The responsiblity lies in the parents and communities hands to help to teach children to cope. But coping skills are not readily available anymore.
I know adults that don't know how to deal with things either. But the fact that this child went to this extreme shows that he needed help and it was
not seen by anyone around him. Which is just to hard for me to believe, but I guess it happens.
The fact of what music he listened to or what site he was on is fairly irrelevent as far as I am concerned. Being bullied stinks... it doesn't
matter who is doing it. The parents of bullies have not taught there children coping skills either, and I am sure many of them commit suicide as
well. You don't bully people cause your self-esteem is healthy.
Today's world has got itself in a mess. We send a lot of contridictory messages to our children. We say don't fight, then we go to war. We say
share but then we say don't spend your money. We say ask questions to learn, but then we say be quiet. It could go on forever. But until we get
our act together we will continue to see this happen to children.
I feel great sympathy for the family, but I always have believed and still do that blaming others in this type of situation gets you no where. All
the money in the world will not bring the child back. All the money in the world will not make them happy again. And blaming a site will get no one