Times have changed and bullying has taken a new form in cyber space and sadly, another young life is lost!
According to Rolling Out:
“Felicia Garcia of Staten Island, New York is the second teenager in as many weeks to commit suicide after being bullied.
Reports are that she was the victim of slut-shaming. Slut-shaming, as it is called, is the act of teasing a young woman on social networks and in real life about her rumored sexual history.
Felicia Garcia, who authorities reported had sex with four football players at a party last Saturday night, had become the target of such ridicule and the bullies insulted her up until the moment she ended her own life.
Judging from her final Tweet, ‘I’m done,’ the teenager did not have an army strong enough to stop the bullying and/or to bring the culprits to justice.
Yesterday, on a train platform with schoolmates, the bullying began again. This time, Garcia ended her own life in full view of the bullies.
As they taunted her, Garcia leaped from the platform and into the path of the oncoming train — staining them.
Felicia Garcia’s blood was on their hands, for all the world to see.”
The fact that no one stepped in or tried to stop this child from committing suicide is what I find most frightening.
Who is to blame for Felicia Garcia’s suicide?
Written by: Ruthie Hawkins