What is Mentally Wrong with Some Parents?

Wow. I am in absolute shock. I have never heard of this story before, but it is in the news again.

Mom: Web Hoax Led Girl To Kill Herself is an AP article by Betsy Taylor. Please read it.

The gist is that 13-year-old Megan Meier (who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder) made friends with a “Josh” on MySpace and talked with him for over a month. Then, “Josh” abruptly ended the friendship, telling Megan he had heard she was cruel. The next day Megan committed suicide…

Her family learned later that Josh never actually existed; he was created by members of a neighborhood family that included a former friend of Megan’s!!!!

To make this worse – the reason it is in the news again – is because the woman who created the fake profile has not been charged with a crime! This crime apparently does not fit anywhere into the law. It’s a loophole. And as a result, a child is dead and a family has been torn apart (parent’s are divorcing). However, law enforcement is refusing to “close” the case and will continue to act on evidence as it surfaces.

Two things I must say here:

1. The article says that Megan’s mother monitored her daughter’s online communications – but I think it was an action that took place too late. This is a case of why it is essential to fully monitor teenage activity on the Internet (see our PC Pandora). In addition – DO NOT let your younger teens have a MySpace or Facebook account. They literally can be deadly.

2. I speak for everyone here when I say our hearts and thoughts go out to the Meier family… [rant] and I hope the parents responsible for this heinous act are caught, prosecuted and have their families ripped apart. You are all worthless degenerate disgusting human beings and I hope you a long, slow, torturous fate…

Absolutely disgusting…


2 Responses to “What is Mentally Wrong with Some Parents?”

  1. Cody Says:

    Wow this is ridiculous it i partially the parents fault too though because they should not have let their daughter spend too much time on the computer and they should have been monitoring her activities more.

  2. Ken Says:

    As hard as it is to blame the parents of the victim, this is a case where you have to wonder if monitornig software could have saved a life…

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