Chloe’s Law….Teen in Tassie takes her own life

Chloes lawChloe was 15.  Full of the vitality of life, with a beautiful family, including a gorgeous big sister.  She was inundated via social media with nasty, petty, spiteful messages from teens who should know better and yet were either the perpetrators or stood by and watched as a hail of vitriolic and cruel comments were made about, and to her.  Facebook, Kik Messenger  Instagram  and Ask.fm are all popular platforms amongst teens and all open to abuse. The final straw it seems, for Chloe, was a physical fight which was filmed and put on Youtube. Chloe decided to end her life rather than suffer this humiliation and indignity.  Her sister is now fighting to ensure that a law is brought into all Australian states to make this sort of behaviour a crime.  To read more: Tragic family’s crusade against bullying | The Mercury.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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