posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 11:21 AM
reply to post by MidnightTide
I had an experience a few years ago, when one of my neighbours (age 13) committed suicide, at that time, my own daughter (age 13) had taken on the
goth look. The neighbour was more of a conventional type (latest fashions etc,) and just after she died my daughter received dozens of hate messages
saying that as she was the goth she should have died, and telling her to go hang herself, slit her wrists etc. Now these were only words, but the
pain and suffering that it caused my daughter, bringing her to the brink of wanting to harm herself made me so angry I could have gone and punched
every one of them in the face...multiple times, and I'm not a violent person.
It happened on Bebo and the profiles were removed at my request and I was able to speak to one of the parents, who was so appalled her daughter was
grounded for a month, had her computer and phone removed and all her pocket money stopped. Her parents realised that what their daughter had done was
unacceptable, yes it was only words, but if my daughter had then gone on to commit suicide as a result of those words, would you still say it is
acceptable to say anything you want to anyone?