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Florida Girl Commits Suicide After Relentless Bullying

Posted by Mark Snyder on September 21, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Twelve year old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, of Lakeland, Fla jumped from a ledge at a concrete plant to her death in Florida this month, after relentless online bullying.  According to sources, Rebecca was tormented by others over a boy first, and then mercilessly beat down emotionally over further harassment, primarily from other girls her age.  The teen became dispondant, and apparently didn't fight back but internalized the constant social media attacks until she finally took her own life.  LA Times story here.

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