Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Internet Suicide

The topic I will speak about now is very disturbing, so be careful. It's amazing how you can bounce from one topic to another while surfing the Internet. I was reading about the tragic deaths in the Llewelyn Davis family, in particular the drowning death of Michael and suicide of Peter, and on the topic of suicide I discovered Internet suicide.

There are many sites on the Internet that actually encourage suicides and give information about how people can best kill themselves. The sad things is that there are forums on which many sad young people go on asking for advice. I tried to tell one young person not to kill herself, but when I saw the hundred of other people asking the same sort of question the problem just becomes too large to handle.

Below is one example of a case in which a young boy sought advice on how to kill himself.
London, England -- A Grieving father has attacked websites
offering advice on suicide after his teenage son trawled the
internet for information on the best way to kill himself. Tim
Piper, a bright A-Level student, was found hanged in a closet in
his bedroom by his horrified mother.

The 17-year-old from Chippenham, England had left a handwritten
suicide note which read: "I love you Mum and Dad. I always will."

But his parents only discovered later that Tim had been logging
on to internet sites filled with information on the easiest way
to commit suicide. Tim's devastated parents Hazel and Martyn and
their Member of Parliament James Gray have called for the
horrific sites to be shut down.
More at British Father Condemns Assisted Suicide Website...

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