Thursday, November 17, 2011

Misc Article #2: 10 yr old commits suicide

I found this article actually on facebook. One of my friends posted the link about it and I decided to check it out. It is about a 10-year old girl who literally got bullied to death. After being bullied non stop, she hung herself in her closet only half an hour after getting off the phone with her friend. Her sister was the one to find her. Her grandma tried to save her with CPR but that didn't work.

I think this relates to class because the past couple of classes we were talking about bullying especially in LGBT people. It didn't say that she was either lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but it did mention the fact that the bullying started when she joined the cheerleading squad and cut her hair to a "bob". A lot of other children made fun of her because she looked like a "boy". I think this relates to the topics in class because she is a girl and she is getting bullied because others think she looks like a boy. What if she wants to be a boy? She shouldn't have been bullied at all especially because of the way she looks. 

All of this bullying needs to stop. Way too many children and teens are committing suicide because they are being bullied. Someone should have done something after the first suicide, and there are over 200 children between the ages of 10 and 14 that have killed themselves each year between 1999 and 2005. This is not okay. We need to stand up and help these kids and teens so they can feel safe and live a long, happy life.

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