What is the world coming to??

@MsTickle (24994)
Australia
November 21, 2008 2:40pm CST
The headline reads...US teenager commits suicide on webcam...http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/5162613/teenager-commits-suicide-webcam/ To say that I'm appalled is an understatement. What sort of mentality is the Internet breeding that someone would do this and others would react the way they do...egging him on and posting insults. I think all concerned must be seriously disturbed. What are your thoughts?
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
21 Nov 08
This makes me sick! the forum moderators should have disable his account so that it couldn't broadcast even if he didn't believe that he was serious as to make a point to others that they won't put up with this type of thing but obviously they didn't really care about the boy only their hits that they would get to their site!!!! And the idiots that egged him on well they are just as bad! What is the world coming too
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
22 Nov 08
Yeah I agree I hope that they hold them accountable too!
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
Apparently, there is no way to catch up with these people msmell.....
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 08
This is not the first one there was an Adult who did this a few Years back to I think it is awful I hope all concerned realize that they have to live with this Guilt for the rest of their Life's
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Nov 08
Do they have a conscience Gabs? I see these people as really shallow...and nasty down deep.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 08
Nope MsTickle they do not have one and yes it is very sad
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
24 Nov 08
thanks so much for best response hon, it is appreciated.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
24 Nov 08
You're very welcome Rosie.
• United States
24 Nov 08
The world has lost its conscious and tuned into fantasy acts. The young people have gotten out of hand to become disobedient to their parents and older people. Technology has ruined the world to pieces, especially with cell phones, text messaging, and web cams. The only thing that young people believe in is making fast money out of nowhere.
• United States
24 Nov 08
Don't blame it on TECHNOLOGY. There are lots of people on the internet who use the technology to do good works. I say, "Put the blame for those heartless ones not doing anything but watching or egging that teenaged boy on right where it belongs -- on the PARENTS for not teaching their children right from wrong!"
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
22 Nov 08
i think honestly.. posting the link here so more people can veiw the horrors and spreading the disease around.. is wholly in bad taste, and just furthers the problem yer b|tching about.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
In general I would agree with you. I'm quite annoyed when people bring horror stories to my attention. My intention was to bring people's attention to the fact that the Internet seems to bring out the worst in some people whereby they will spill their guts about the most intimate details of their life to strangers and these strangers will not necessarily respond in a caring fashion. When I find a post in bad taste or one that offends me, I ignore it.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
22 Nov 08
This news is ver disturbing. Parents hould really be aware of their teens' activities. I just hope the people who urged him to do it will forever be disturbed. They should be haunted ny their own conscience.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
22 Nov 08
Yes I'm also very concerned. This is not the way people should treat their and other's lives. This is crime against humanity.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
Yes it is. I think for someone to do this act they must be in the depths of despair. To be heckled and egged on is too cruel to think about.
@drealm (79)
• China
22 Nov 08
Is this what the world's coming to?Amanda Leigh Haag. With climate change placingincreasing pressure on environmental resources,it is now being viewed as a threat to national security.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
'Scuse me but I think you put this in the wrong discussion...otherwise it's very much off topic.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
I could go on and on about what I think. You're absolutely right in what you've said here. It's completely ridiculous and worse.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
In a way Grandmaof2, I don't want to think about it but I do and my mind reels with the thoughts I'm having. I think you and I are in the same place on this.
@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I just want to know what the mentality of someone is that is actually encouraging someone to kill themselves. I mean, encouraging someone to do it is a perverse, sick, sad thing but encouraging them to do it in front of millions of people is just so unthinkable there are no words. I have heard of this before but only on a horror movie I rented one time. It is truely a terrible thing.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
This could only happen on the internet. What sort of evil is the Internet bringing out in people, it's quite strange ...and scary in a way.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
22 Nov 08
OMG! Why would he do that? And why would these kids encourage something like that? I just don't understand. And where were his parents? Did he live at home? Did anyone know from his family? Why wouldn't someone try to stop him instead of egging him on! These people are completely insane! What has the world come to? Now that you can have a camera in your home and let others into your most private space to see everything you are doing and not one person tried to stop him. They only made it worse! I just don't believe this! And they waited hours to get him help!
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Nov 08
I'm also bothered by the fact that the people who found him behaved atrociously by doing the laser thing and throwing something towards the bed. What was that about?? There are so many questions here and we will never know the answers but it makes you wonder what drives people to this kind of behaviour...both the young man and the witnesses.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Dam cant open it to read for ssome reason I dont have the program to open it lol But amyways that awful for anyone to do that they should have talked him out of it!
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21 Nov 08
I just found out about it, I didnt even had the most remote Idea that anyone would do such thing in front of a webcam. If so they were egging him and insulting him, the outcome was purely this boy's desition, not the audience, They might of cause some influenece but anyone with a good head on their shoulders would know that what they are about to do is purely up to their own actions and no one elses. Saddly the society is growing more and more stupidly drawn towards anything on the net, they can even belive I might have eaten my cat for dinner and that i took it from a chinesse recipe book i found on the net, and I will assure more than half will be googling it!hahaha ok now serious again,I do really feel for this boy family!,erm where were they at this point???? what was the main point of doing in front of the cam? have you nt thought of this? there must be a real meaning behind this and unfortunately we are only going to know what the net tells us, again again, we are victims of our own trap!think about it.x
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Nov 08
I did think about it franfranflan. That's why I posted the discussion. we are victims of our own trap not sure what you mean by this.
22 Nov 08
by saying "we are victims of our own traps" im trying to explain that what our society and generations of people have created, is our own weapods to destruction..mmm only the wise will understand. no meaning nothing relevant, but just a fact that many of us dont seem to be getting it..
• India
22 Nov 08
OMG tht is so horrible! the site should b closed for good!
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 08
What a good idea...but those people would simply go to another site that is similar.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
22 Nov 08
Yes I'm also very concerned. This is not the way people should treat their and other's lives. This is crime against humanity.
• United States
22 Nov 08
it's that whole anonimity factor.some people think they can do whatever on the web,so they do.same with the myspace case they have right now. brings out the ugly in some.