WHAT A BAD SOCIETY WE’VE SET UP!
TEEN TAKING THEIR OWN LIFE
Bullying takes another heavy toll, another victim, AmandaTodd, a fifteen-Canadian girl who leaves us with another shocking video on youtube. The girl committed suicide on Oct. 10 because victim of cyber-bullying through the social networking website Facebook.
I read that about the 36,951 suicides recorded in the U.S. in 2009 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 265 involved children ages 5-14, while suicide remains the third-leading cause of death among U.S. teens and young adults. I do not know how many people have committed suicide worldwide so far, because of bullying or because our society had put them in the dock, but they are a lot considering that the simple internet search “teens committing suicide by bullying” I’m doing just now, returns me dozens of cases.
I have not continued the research because it was useless and saddened me further, it takes only the names reported in this short list to tell us that something is wrong, that our mentality has to change, starting from the institutions, through the school and by a large worldwide campaign against bullying and any type of discrimination. A bad taste in my mouth seeing that many of these teenagers are dead because were gay or only considered as such. None of us can even begin to imagine the pain that they went through. My heart goes out to all of these peoples families. We need to put a stop to this, our generation is being stolen right out from under our feet because we’re so judgmental, rude, and just plain insensitive. I care about every single life lost in this struggle of survival in this cruel world. The age of the subjects shown in this list condemns us all equally and let us understand that it is young people, our children to pay the price. Each of us is responsible for this because even in our small way, what little we can do, we can contribute and must help things to change.
In loving memory of….
|Ty Smalley Field, 11 years, Oklahoma|
|Shaun Noonan; 14 years, Cheshire|
|Tempest Smith; 12 years, Michigan|
|Sian Yates; 13 years, Leicester|
|Stephen Ayres, 13 years,|
|Seth Walsh, 13 years, California|
|Tyler Clementi, 18 years, New Jersey|
|Zach Harrington, 19 years, Oklahoma|