TRAGIC VICTIMS OF BULLYING
10 year-old Ashlynn Connor’s sad death is the latest in a series of well-publicized cases.
Jamey Rodemeyer, from Buffalo, New York, killed himself in September 2011 after he was bullied both at school and online about being gay.
The 14-year-old Lady Gaga fan sent her a final sent message on Twitter before he died, saying ‘Bye mother monster, thank you for all you have done, paws up forever.’
Eight-year-old Tori Blair Wilson hanged herself from a tree in May just 80 yards from her home in Palestine, Texas. Investigators believe she was bullied at school but failed to find specific culprits.
In March, Chevonea Kendall-Bryan, 13, fell 60ft to her death in London after boys from her block told her to jump.
Perhaps the most high-profile cyber-bullying related death was that of Tyler Clementi last year. The 18-year-old Rutgers student from New Jersey plunged to his death from New York’s George Washington Bridge after his gay sex session was allegedly filmed by his roommate.