Bebo Blamed in 13-Year-Old's Death

Many have heard of Megan Meier, the teenager who committed suicide over a MySpace romance gone bad - one which turned out to be a hoax.  Here we have another social networking death; is this a troubling trend?

A teenager said to have been bullied on the social networking site Bebo has been found hanged in his bedroom.

Blaming Bebo for his 'utterly pointless death', Sam's mother said the family discovered the extent of the bullying only when they checked his Web page after his death.

Worse: the cyberbulling was over his taste in alternative music!  Bullying is bad enough, but come on!

Bebo users who taunted Sam on the site have since left messages apologising for their conduct.

Sam was a fan of alternative rock bands such as the Foo Fighters and Slipknot, as well as so-called Emo music, championed by bands such as blink-182 and Good Charlotte.


Apologies?  Too little, too late.  And honestly, most teens would not really feel that much remorse over this.  Or perhaps we are too harsh.  What do you readers think?

Tags:  Death, Bebo, EA, AR, AM
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