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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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