We may have forgotten the sucide incidence of Megan Meier

@mokbul (616)
Singapore
December 8, 2008 5:05am CST
It happened in 2006 October. The 13 year teen age girl committed suicide after repeated cyber bullying by mother of one of her ex friend Sarah. It caused lots of stirring in news media and probably discussed here also if mylot started by that time. Mother of Sarah Lori Drew was disguised as Eavn Jones, a 16 year handsome guy, to whom Megan liked very much. Whole incidence of cyber bullying took place through th social network 'myspace'. It caused Megan to comitt suicide in October 2006. Later court found the mother of Sarah as guilty and awarded punishment. Do you think that parents should have more control or some sort of monitoring on their teens web browsing or the social networks should have control on cyber bullying. I have written a review in Ciao on this topic also and same question I have asked.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
26 Dec 08
I think monitoring is a good thing, but you can't protect your kids from everything and the web is a big place. The best thing to prepare them is to give them handles; learn them how to react in certain instances and let them know that you love and trust them and that you are only keeping an eye on there activities because of your interest in their activities and because you would like to get to know their friends. If you have an open relationship with your kids, this should be possible. Try to prepare them, that's my word of advice. Be honest about risks and make agreements on perhaps saving a chat history. In Holland we have the site www.mybee.nl where you can download a special childrens webbrowser that gives them more freedom on the internet one birthday at a time, ages 3 and up. Once they get older less icons appear and more written text. It wouldn't surprise me if English versions are running also, but I don't have a direct link to that. Hope that helps.
@mokbul (616)
• Singapore
27 Dec 08
Thanks for sharing your opinion and ideas.
@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
There will always be abuse wherever you go. People go to extremes to give themselves satisfaction. I would not be surprised if this is not the first time this has happened nor the last that will ever happen. People are strange and scary sometimes. Cheers!!