Speaking Point: Within the article and video the mothers had stated that they had no sign or indication that the girls had any intention to commit suicide. Yet, I think there were clear signs of depression, frustration, and anger that are clear signs or red flag indicators for someone to take their life.
Speaking Point: One girls was said to have been bullied for her Red hair. Another girl was expelled for defending her best friend. One girls Facebook status was, "I am so over this." Those are all clear signs of being bullied and being angry.
Speaking Point: These young girls are another terrible example of how social networking and communication can be manipulated into a deadly weapon. Both girls were victims of cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is clearly a serious issue that is causing teenagers to rather take their life then live through one more day of being teased.
Speaking Point: Teenagers need to pay attention to the important messages from this incident. 1. Cyber bullying can really cause a person heart break. Words through a text, BBM, email, IM, can hurt just as much as a bunch to the face. 2. There are many better alternatives than taking your life. If these girls expressed to their mothers the severity of their depression and hurt maybe this situation would not have happened. There is always someone to talk to even if you can't go to your own mother.
Speaking Point: 3.There is a 24 hour bullying hot line you can call when you feel vulnerable and tempted to take your life. 4. Mothers need to be so attentive to their teenagers feelings because bullying is so common. Parents need to create a comfortable relationship with their child so if there is a problem they can help.
Speaking Point: With open communication and more prevention awareness this situation could have been prevented.
Speaking Point: My hope is that the school takes this tragedy very seriously and uses this sadness to trigger the student body to realize their words have severe consequences.
Speaking Point: Haylee had complained to relatives that students had made fun of her weight and red hair, NBC reported. And she had posted on Facebook that kids were mean to her.