(Original post by rock.and.rose)
Hi all. I hope everyone is OK. I'm now back and ready to return to normal service.
My school were incredibly supportive after the death of my cousin, and allowed me to have two days off school, to attend the funeral in the States. I flew out to LA and back within three days, which left me very jet-lagged, but I wouldn't have missed my cousin's funeral.
Anyway, I don't want to make everyone miserable, but when I was last on here I made a comment about how bullying sucks as it destroys lives. Well the reason I said that, is because that's what happened to my family. My cousin committed suicide because he couldn't cope with the bullying anymore. He had changed schools, but they continued to bully him online, and he just didn't want to go on.
In the States, people can be prosecuted for driving someone to suicide because of bullying, especially if they use words like "go kill yourself". My cousin had obviously planned his suicide to the last detail, because he had printed out screen dumps of the abuse that had been sent his way during his last week, as he knew the kids behind it would delete everything. Sure enough, in those messages, he was being told to "kill yourself, as no-one will miss you, not even your family."
So yeah, the four main perpetrators are being investigated, and have been told it is "very likely" they will face charges.
Like I said, I don't want to make anyone miserable, but I thought I'd explain why I'd been absent for about a couple of weeks.
Right now that's out the way...
Had my first exam yesterday - English Lit - went OK I think.
Now on study leave, did some studying earlier, as I woke up at 7am. Having a break now.