Monday, August 04, 2008


The below is an excerpt from an email I received from Mr. John Halligan regarding a very serious problem among todays youth. Please take a moment to view his web page and video clips.

"On October 7, 2003 I lost my son Ryan to suicide. After a searching his computer's hard drive and logging onto his AOL instant message account, it became clear that my son was bullied and cyber bullied by his middle school peers beyond his capacity to cope. Unfortunately, Ryan did not show his inner pain to his family or to school faculty. None of us had > any idea of his unbearable torment. You probably have heard or read of Ryan's story by now. It was most recently featured on a PBS Frontline episode titled "Growing Up On-line." If you search the web, you will find countless references to our tragic loss. But none, including the Frontline piece tell the complete story."

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