About 1 year ago I saw a story on the news that really caught my attention. It was the story of Becca Robinson, who is in 3rd Form at Verchilds High. Although she was described as “Fatty” who enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, since 1st Form Becca had been seeing a Psychiatrist and taking medications for attention and deficit disorder and depression and she also considered herself overweight. In 2012, shortly after Becca had fallen out with one of her friends for allegedly spreading rumors about this friend Samantha Browne, the mother of this former friend along with and a co-worker, decided to make a fake Facebook account assumed to be the account of Jaden Smith. To get information about Becca to humiliate her later, as retaliation. Shortly after creating the account, Samantha send a friend request to Becca supposedly from Jaden. Becca and Jaden became online friends but never met in person. Becca had found Jaden to be very attractive and began messaging him. This Jaden person who claimed to have just moved to Old Road, was being home schooled and didn’t have a phone yet, had lifted Becca’s spirit. 1 month after, Jaden’s tone changed saying “I don’t want to be friends with you anymore because I’ve heard that you are not nice to your friends. The same messages were sent, some of Becca’s messages to Jaden were shared with others and bulletins were posted about her. The last message from Jaden read, everybody in Verchilds High know who you are, you are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a bad rest of your life, the world would be a better place without you. Becca responded, “You’re the type of boy a girl would kill herself over,” about twenty minutes later Becca was found in her bedroom closet where she had hung herself, and despite efforts to revive her, she was pronounced dead the next day. This cruel prank that was played on Becca is known as Cyber-Bullying.
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