Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mom: Web Hoax Led Girl to Kill Herself

Megan, a 13-year-old who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, corresponded with Josh for more than a month before he abruptly ended their friendship, telling her he had heard she was cruel.

The next day Megan committed suicide. Her family learned later that Josh never actually existed; he was created by members of a neighborhood family that included a former friend of Megan's.

If I could say one thing to parents of vulnerables, I would say "Limit the internet"...

Mom: Web Hoax Led Girl to Kill Herself

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