After Lakeland girl’s death, family regrets missing signs of cyberbullying

Don’t let this happen to you…

Becca’s mother, Tricia Norman, said Friday that she blames herself for not scouring her daughter’s phone and computer, where much of the taunting happened without Norman’s knowledge.

This is 100% avoidable. Your children deserve zero privacy on the internet. Make them earn it… and even then, don’t turn your head completely. Your child’s life DOES depend on it…

September 13, 2013
After Lakeland girl’s death, family regrets missing signs of cyberbullying
Jessica Vander Velde, Tampa Bay Times

LAKELAND — Twelve-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick briefly stayed with her older sister in St. Petersburg last June. The two got matching bracelets and manicures.

Becca got pink. And she opened up to her big sister, Amy Sedwick, 25.

Becca showed her sister the self-inflected cuts on her abdomen. She said girls from school were saying she should die.

Go kill yourself, her sixth-grade classmates wrote on the Internet. Why haven’t you already died?

Amy Sedwick told Becca to ignore them, and Becca promised she wasn’t cutting herself anymore. She enrolled at a different Lakeland school last month.

On Tuesday, Becca, a former cheerleader with silky brown hair, who loved the boy band One Direction and planned to try out for the school choir, killed herself.

Her family and Polk County deputies blame months of cyberbullying.

Like her mother, who is overwhelmed with questions and regret, Amy Sedwick is replaying those weeks in her mind, wondering what she could have done better. Becca’s mother, Tricia Norman, said Friday that she blames herself for not scouring her daughter’s phone and computer, where much of the taunting happened without Norman’s knowledge. [READ FULL STORY]

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One Response to “After Lakeland girl’s death, family regrets missing signs of cyberbullying”

  1. Cooper Says:

    My son was getting bullied at school and I wouldn’t of known if he wasn’t showing any signs of being bullied but i could just tell that something was up. He would avoid certain questions and always get upset after he got off the computer.

    This struck my curiosity. There was something going on with my child online. I thought it was an ongoing fight with his friend as he wouldnt tell me. So i had to find out for myself as i couldnt live with seeing him like this. I did some research and found this awesome PC spying software called PCPANDORA, I downloaded it to my computer and installed it on his when he was at school and he didnt even know. when he came home and jumped online i could view everything he was doing live and even see everything he typed into the chat box to his friend. This told me alot about him and I found out that he was being bullied. I could find out who it was contacted his parents and put a stop to it.

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    I hope this Helps,

    Thanks,
    Cooper

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