It’s been a year since Saratoga High’s Audrie Pott committed suicide. At 15 years old, she decided that it was better to be dead than live with the shame and humiliation of cyber bullying: Four “friends” posted pictures of her sexually assault at a party.
We have heard too many stories like Audrie’s, Tyler Clementi’s, Phoebe Prince’s, Ryan Halligan, etc. The list goes on. To make matters worse, teenagers are very reluctant to share “their stuff” with parents, so we are often the last to know. Nonetheless, we as parents can take steps to prevent cyber bullying and save a child’s life.