Many cases of suicidal have occurred because people are not mature and want nothing but revenge. Through the cases, some individuals have committed suicide because of loneliness, harassment and depression. Other cases may not go as far as death, but victims still face the same symptoms.
If it is discovered that a child is being cyber bullied, offer comfort and support. A parent could talk about any bullying experiences they had in their childhood, this might help the child feel less alone. It is important to let the child know that it's not his or her fault, and that bullying says more about the bully than the victim.
An example is the story of a girl named Amanda Todd. She was introduced to an anonymous people on a video group chat who flattered her so much to the point of convincing her to flash her topless body to them. Without Amanda's knowledge someone had taken a screenshot of her. A year later, an anonymous person sent her the picture and it went viral, creating a mass of bullying and teasing to the point that she had to change schools several times. Her reputation was ruined, she had no friends, she was beaten up by some classmates, she tried drinking bleach but was saved at the last minute. Months later, Amanda Todd took her own life. Cases such as hers happen way to often.
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