Phoebe Prince: Facebook Bullying Behind Teen's Suicide
Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old from South Hadley, Massachusetts, is believed to have committed suicide due to cyber bullying. Friends of Phoebe Prince have reported that the teen, who recently immigrated from Ireland, had been bullied and harassed by classmates. Some of the bullying extended to harassing Phoebe Prince via her Facebook page.
“The real problem now is the texting stuff and the cyber-bullying,’’ said South Hadley School Superintendent Gus A. Sayer. “Some kids can be very mean towards one another using that medium.’’
The bullying didn't end after the death of Phoebe Prince. Several nasty messages were posted on a Phoebe Prince Facebook Memorial page. While police are still investigating, it is believed that Prince may have been bullied over dating issues.
A makeshift memorial for Phoebe Prince took place over the weekend.