Moral panic, here is your tape.
On April 16th, 19-year-old University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Alyssa Funke committed suicide. In the weeks prior, she'd suffered an avalanche of threats and bullying from former high school classmates. But police are eager to blame pornography — and not online harassment — for her suicide.
On Monday, a 16-year-old Louisville girl committed suicide — but before she did, she posted her last words on YouTube with a three minute video. The clip swirled amongst the classmates she left behind before administrators shut down Twitter and YouTube on their campus.
Schools like to be famous for football victories or ivy league acceptance rates, not suicide. However W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia is infamous after six students took their own lives in just three years.
Fifteen-year-old Amanda Cummings stepped in front of a bus two days after Christmas, suicide note in her pocket. Her family's understandably heartbroken by their loss, but they're even more heartbroken by the response Amanda's death has gotten on the internet. Online forum 4chan, notorious for targeting dead kids for…
A California community is mourning a cluster of teen suicide victims — all of whom ended their lives by jumping in front of a train. The manner of their death has turned private tragedy into public conversation.